After receiving a companywide email from Melanie Hanks recruiting volunteers – I was on board.
The original FIXUP date had already been rescheduled once due to inclement weather, the new date was set and we were again faced with inclement weather – but that didn’t stop the show this time. So, on a rainy Saturday I attended the FIXUP project to meet a community need, however working hands on with this project turned out to be personally rewarding because I volunteered without knowledge of what this particular FIXUP project entailed. When I found out that the renovated property would be a new community center for the area – I was overjoyed that I had driven in the pouring rain to this event and was amazed at such a wonderful outpouring of selfless people devoting their time and talents to revive a community. With my church only moments away for this location, I knew that I was taking part in something bigger than myself, something that has the possibility to meet the needs and change the lives of the youth in this area by simply presenting more OPPORTUNITY for growth and knowledge. Thank you Mid City Redevelopment Alliance for forging the way in community service and giving citizens like myself the opportunity to be part an active participant in serving this community.