Many thanks to the nearly 60 volunteers who took part in Monday’s United Way Day of Action project, which provided much-needed repairs to the home of an elderly Pine Hills resident who has lived in the same neighborhood for the past 50 years.
The volunteers did an amazing job – as you can see from these great photos. The group included representatives the Children’s Home Society, the Boys & Girls Clubs, The Center for Drug-Free Living and FOCUS (Federation of Congregations United to Serve), all of which receive program funding through Building Safe Communities, a United Way focus area that is addressing the root causes of crime, particularly youth crime.
Also helping out were teens served by The Grove Counseling Center, Inc., a United Way partner agency that offers substance abuse and behavioral health treatment programs.
Work included painting and landscaping, as well as repairing doors, installing outdoor lighting and making other security improvements, designed to help the resident remain safe, secure and living independently for a long time to come.
Special thanks also go to our event sponsors, partners and in-kind donors: Duke Construction, ReNEW (Residents and Neighborhoods Empowered to Win), Orange County Government, Anthony Ogeerally Painting, Orlando Waste Paper and Container Rental Company, A.A. Knowles Painting LLC, Arcom Event Radios, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Starbucks and Einstein Bros. Bagels.