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Proposed Budget Cuts Could Eliminate Volunteer Chore Services

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YAKIMA, Wash.- Proposed budget cuts have another local group concerned. Volunteer Chore Services could lose funding or even be completely eliminated.

The group helps low-income seniors and disabled people with household chores.

Volunteers help repair homes, drive clients around and help elderly people with their everyday tasks. The program director says the state funds pay to help coordinators find volunteers and clients.  

"Without adequate funds it would be very difficult to provide the services needed in our communities. We serve vulnerable low income elders and adults that want to continue to live independently in their own homes," said Dorothy Morales.

This service group provides help to more than 300 people in Yakima County.

The director says they'll find out how many cuts they're facing sometime over the next few weeks.
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