As you may already know, our Neighbor to Neighbor program is meant to help elderly, disabled, and veterans who fit certain criteria with code violations free of charge.
Over the weekend we accomplished a Neighbor to Neighbor project for a sweet elderly woman. While I don't publish our client's names, I can set the scene a little. Our "Neighbor" is almost 90 years old, a widow, and a retired teacher who found herself unable to keep up with her yard. Things can get out of hand before you know it and you just need someone to help. Luckily, Code Enforcement knows about our program and told her about us and put us in contact with her.
It took a little while but we were able to get together volunteers, donors, and partners to help her out before her deadline.
Not all of our Neighbor to Neighbor projects are huge, but this one was... and in this heat it was that much more daunting. Thankfully, we were able to get in early and divide our time over two days. Our crews did some very hard work and we are deeply thankful for their generosity and giving souls. I will also never forget sitting and holding this neighbor's hand while the work went on. She was overwhelmed and grateful for the volunteers and the energy they put into helping her with something she thought was beyond her grasp.
And that's what I call "Keeping Brownwood a little more than just Beautiful.
Wrapping up our grant reports and preparing to continue with our new programs...
In these few months our little trailer has recycled just over 1/4 ton of plastic drink bottles and aluminum cans! That was just part of a school year, we're ready to start with a full school year of recycling! Our student council handbooks are printed and we're ready to start this year off right.
Thank you to: Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages and Keep Texas Beautiful, our BISD HS Student Council Committee, our local news sources for sharing our info, and everyone who has participated. We're ready to do more!
Let's Do Something, for the community and ourselves...