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Margaret Schuitemaker, a widow and a long-time resident of Cherokee, received a new roof this past weekend courtesy of her neighbours. She paid for the materials, but the labour was all volunteers.

Cherokee community comes together to help neighbour

 

Above: volunteers working on Margaret Schuitemaker roof.
Above: volunteers working on Margaret Schuitemaker roof.

Margaret Schuitemaker, a widow and a long-time resident of Cherokee, received a new roof this past weekend courtesy of her neighbours.  She paid for the materials, but the labour was all volunteers.

The men of Cherokee gathered on Saturday morning, May 10 to come to Mrs. Schuitemaker’s aid. She needed repairs and replacement of the roof on her tiny home in Cherokee. A group of eight local men came to her rescue to remove the old roof and replace some of the wood and shingles needed for the new roof.

People still care. There probably are not many places left in the world where your neighbours would come to your assistance when you need them, but in Cherokee they do. It would be impossible to recall all the good deeds people do for each other in the little community of Cherokee.

In Cherokee, neighbours  watch out for each other and try to help others whenever, and wherever, they can.

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