On March 12th, Builders Care had a Saturday Work Day to benefit the charity Angelwood, Inc. by painting and doing small repairs on one of their group homes. This was truly a group effort!
The volunteers were treated to breakfast and lunch, prepared by our own Bill Wilson and Larry Wittmer. The weather was beautiful and the spirit of giving back was immediate and all around. Before the work day, Sisler Johnston Interior Design went to the group home and selected an appropriate color palette, which turned out to be absolutely perfect. Mike Atzert of Sherwin-Williams for Your Home was able to help out by providing the paint at a discounted rate.
Gary Hopkins from American Electrical Contracting Inc. brought out an enormous cooler of water for our thirsty volunteers, as well as donating a brand new picnic table for the residents. Todd Knowles of Quick Tie Products, Inc. came out and built a 16 foot portion of a much needed privacy fence. Ian McDonald from Regions Bank and his son were on hand to assist with the fence building. Angie Michalak of Absolute Legal Clinicpainted every door red with many coats of paint while her husband Rob painted the trim on the entire house.
Peggy Collins of Polished Properties – US brought with her a number of very helpful hands, a group of volunteers from her church to help caulk, tape and paint. Mike Bianchi of Adams Homes brought out his family and a couple of friends, all of whom worked extremely hard. Jodi Schoenfeld withWoodsman Kitchens & Floors Interior Design Solutions was able to join us and help with the painting. Andy Allen from Corner Lot Properties brought out his family, a great opportunity for these young kids to learn the reward of giving back. Justin Brown’s wife Erin Sullivan from Hillcrest Title & Trust Agency came out with their son to help out as well.
Despite all of the hard work and great weather, because of the home’s deep stucco, we were unable to finish the painting that Saturday. Fortunately, the job has since been completed by another volunteer and professional painter, Jorge Handle from Fresh Coat of Jacksonville. Thank you so much to all of the volunteers who helped make this project a success!