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The House of Neighborly Service needs help

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SOUTH TUCSON – The House of Neighborly Service has been a huge part of the City of South Tucson community for 70 years. In the past four to eight years, the organization was ready to close, but thanks to the YWCA, the campus still exists.

It’s a safe place for kids and families to play and participate in all sorts of programs and classes.

"Having a place where we can build community and give people a sense of hope, and for kids to have a meaningful relationship with an adult, makes a huge difference. This is our future," said Josefina Ahumada, President of HNS Board.

They need help to keep this going. Everything from volunteers to donations, playground upgrades to building repairs.

"All the roofs are, maybe they're not leaking right now, but I had a meeting yesterday where we're in the middle of a meeting and the roof is leaking. Our escuelita building has a pretty decent roof, there's no leaks, but there are mold issues," said Kerri Lopez, Community Life Director.

The community has come together to help.

"A lot of the teenagers who come help me, come help saying, you know when I was nine, I was here, I played basketball on that court, I went to that playground, and they want to see things fixed."

But some tasks require a professional.

"Plumbing. We don't have a plumber. We have to figure out how we get our plumbing done. Even though the neighborhood is really helpful, you still hit these walls where it's a bigger project than three of us can figure out."

If you'd like to help in anyway please email: HNS.escuelita@gmail.com or KLopez@ywcatucson.org

There's also a community cleanup this Saturday, September 26. Former UA Baseball Coach Andy Lopez will be there, alongside his daughter, as well.

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