Disabled veteran gets help with yard waste - WNEM TV 5

Disabled veteran gets help with yard waste

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With the warmer temperatures, people are getting a head start on cleaning up their yards.

Ronald Sny was able to get a lot of his yard waste close to the curb, thanks to the help of his family and friends.

Shortly after, Sny received a letter from Saginaw Township reminding him of the date his yard waste could be picked up. The letter also warned Sny if he moves the waste any closer to the road he will be fined $95.

"I'd like to see the brush gone, that's the biggest thing, because I can't afford that $95," Sny said.

The Saginaw Township supervisor, Tim Braun, wants to remind everyone that you can't put your yard waste out yet. He said residents have to wait until next week.

"If yard waste or brush or whatever is out to the curb early, we place a sticker with some information on it reminding them. In some cases we will follow up with a letter reminding them just don't put it out early," Braun said.

He said Sny will not get fined as long as he leaves the barrels where they are until pick up. Since Sny is disabled and recovering from stage IV cancer, he can't move the yard waste by himself.

The TV5 Rescue Squad reached out to the community to find someone to give this veteran a helping hand.

Jason Stec is the owner of Stars and Stripes Lawn Care.

"I contacted TV5 to see how I could help and if I could help at all," Stec said.

Stec and his girlfriend Chelsea Bobbitt spent Tuesday afternoon clearing the brush away.

"It's awesome. I love helping people. I really like to help veterans. I'm really excited to be out helping and doing what I can," Bobbitt said.

Sny said he is grateful to see assistance arrive.

"I was quite surprised when you called back today and said you had these guys lined up," Sny said.

Sny looked with great appreciation and said he is happy to know a mess he had worried about is now a distant memory.

"Oh it's just great. I never dreamed they would be able to do it really," Sny said.

Stec said he'll always help those who served this country whenever he can.

"Happy I can help out. Happy to be out here and enjoy the weather and help a veteran at the same time," Stec said.

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