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Phoenix marks MS Service Day

Projects and volunteers are being sought for the first-ever MS Service Day, a one-day statewide effort to assist people with Multiple Sclerosis with household chores and yard work they are unable to do themselves because of mobility, fatigue, heat sensitivity or other MS-caused limitations. MS Service Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 22.

Projects include, but aren’t limited to, yard work, small household repairs, painting, de-cluttering the house or garage, cleaning gutters, moving furniture, running errands, taking donated items to a thrift shop and small handyman-type chores.

Those needing assistance should apply online at www.ArizonaMS.org or by calling the MS Society at 480-968-2488. Individuals and groups interested in volunteering for the projects should contact Erika Edholm at 480-968-2488, Ext. 21210.

MS interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. There is no cure. The disease is chronic and unpredictable with effects ranging from numbness and blurred vision to paralysis.

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