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Day of Service for Veterans gives community a chance to help those who serve

Some local real estate agents and volunteers came together for the third annual Day of Service for Veterans.

Some local real estate agents and volunteers came together for the third annual Day of Service for Veterans.

The Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors hosted the event to show their appreciation for service members and to thank them by offering a little home maintenance.

Today, realtors gathered at the residence of noel beard to help clean up a veteran’s yard, remove some trees and assemble a shed.

"We are honored that they allow us to thank them and welcome us into their homes or lawns,” one participant said. “It's the smallest thing we can do to thank them.”

"It's just amazing, we wouldn't have been able to do this on our own, and it's just heart lifting,” Noel Beard, a veteran, said.

The veterans have to be nominated for the day of service.

So far, the Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors has been able to help 25 veterans since 2015.

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