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"Bucks VolunDeer Day:" Organization gives back to those in need

Posted at 7:36 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 20:36:54-04

MILWAUKEE — More than two hundred employees with the Milwaukee Bucks Organization spent their day giving back around the city for "Bucks VolunDeer Day."

The office closed their doors on Monday as employees worked with Revitalize Milwaukee to spruce up homes in the Sherman Park Neighborhood.

"The community does so much for the Milwaukee Bucks, we want to make sure we do just as much for them and show them how much we love and cherish our city and home," said Alex Lasry, Bucks Senior Vice President.

The employees worked on landscaping needs, building fences, and renovating home interiors.

"You name it we are doing it today. It's really making life-changing repairs for many people who are in need," said Lynnea Katz-Petted, CEO of Revitalize Milwaukee.

Volunteers worked on Lillie Thomas' bathroom and mowed her front lawn. She said this gift came just in time because a few months ago, her lawn mower was stolen out of her garage.

"This is what the community is about helping each other because I'm retired. I don't have money to do all this here," said Thomas.

The organization also spent time at Central City Church, Feeding America, and Rescue Mission to help with meal preparation.