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Friends of the Elderly volunteer on Christmas

CINCINNATI, OH -- Not everyone is spending Christmas with family which is why dozens of volunteers are taking time away of their own family Christmas to visit with elderly in Cincinnati.

Joe and Lisa Davis volunteer for the Cincinnati chapter of Little Brothers -- Friends of the Elderly. The Davis' are knocking on doors and making a difference in the lives of senior citizens who no longer have family or friends visiting them for the holidays.

"I started this in 1992 and it was a way of bringing my kids out with me to see that other people have it a little bit worse." says Lisa Davis. Davis and her husband Joe are just two of 70 volunteers visiting 400 seniors in their own home and nursing homes.

Little Brothers -- Friends of the Elderly is a national non-profit group committed to reducing the isolation of senior citizens.

"We have a lot of people out there who don't have anybody visiting them today so we go out, we have volunteers who will go out and visit them, take a hot meal, turkey dinner, they'll have a goodie bag with them with a plant, a flower and personalized gifts," says Rany Yauss, Elderly Services Coordinator for the organization.

But it's not just about the presents for Steve Papacu who says it is nice to see the efforts of Joe and Lisa. 

"They help people, my people Greek, they don't do nothing, they don't. These people they're American they're helping people, that's the truth," says Papacu.

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