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Eta Sigma Gamma Paints Riverside Home to Perfection!

Eta Sigma Gamma Paints Riverside Home to Perfection!

On Saturday April 15th, 2017, 16 volunteers from the Eta Sigma Gamma National Health Education Honorary at California State University San Bernardino helped revitalize a home in Riverside by painting its exterior.  The home had not seen a new coat of paint and began to peel off.  Aside from the home looking unhealthy, without a […]

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Home Makeover for the Miller Family

Home Makeover for the Miller Family

On Saturday April 22nd, we were joined by three groups to assist the Miller family by painting their home. Due to Mr. and Mrs. Miller’s age, physical disabilities, and limited income they are unable to tend to the upkeep of their home. The home’s exterior suffered from chipped and faded paint that violated the policies […]

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Two Teams Join Forces to Give Nancy’s Home a Makeover

Two Teams Join Forces to Give Nancy’s Home a Makeover

On Friday, April 7th, students from the Center for Employment Training (CET) in Colton and employees from the management offices at the Galleria at Tyler joined forces to paint Nancy’s home. Nancy recently moved to Riverside to be closer to her family, after living in Oregon for many years. Nancy, lives on a fixed income […]

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Mayor Bailey Recognizes the Value of National Service in Riverside

Mayor Bailey Recognizes the Value of National Service in Riverside

City of Riverside Mayor, Rusty Bailey, joined over 4,520 Mayors, County Officials, and Tribal Leaders in a nationwide effort to recognize the impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps during the fifth-annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service. Together, these elected officials represent 194 million citizens, nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population. On Tuesday, […]

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Home is the Key

Home is the Key

Home is the foundation for our lives, and should provide an atmosphere where individuals can thrive. Everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home. For many families in the United States, the concept of home seems out of reach. Often, this is a result of living in inadequate conditions or paying rent beyond their […]

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ESL Power Systems, Inc. Volunteers Help Families in Riverside

ESL Power Systems, Inc. Volunteers Help Families in Riverside

On Saturday, March 11th, volunteers from ESL Power Systems, Inc. helped a family in Riverside repaint their home.  The paint on the exterior of the home had begun to peel and flake due to years of exposure.  The homeowner, Belen, is a disabled senior citizen who helps care for her daughter who also is disabled.  […]

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Ramona Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter’s 5th Annual Lap-A-Thon

Ramona Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter’s 5th Annual Lap-A-Thon

On Saturday, March 11th, the Ramona High School Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter (Ramona Campus Chapter) held their 5th Annual Lap-a-Thon Fundraiser in support of Habitat for Humanity Riverside. Proceeds from the event will support our A Brush with Kindness program, offering exterior painting, landscape, and minor exterior repairs for mobile homeowners typically seniors, veterans, […]

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Alpha Gamma Sigma State Honor Society Helps William Restore the Look of His Home

Alpha Gamma Sigma State Honor Society Helps William Restore the Look of His Home

On Saturday, March 18th, Riverside City College’s Alpha Gamma Sigma State Honor Society joined us for another A Brush with Kindness project. For this project we went out to a mobile home park in Riverside to paint William’s home. William, a recent retiree from the Union Pacific Railroad, needed our assistance because the paint on […]

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UCR Volleyball Team and Physicians Assistants of Tomorrow Serve Up Some Hard Work

UCR Volleyball Team and Physicians Assistants of Tomorrow Serve Up Some Hard Work

During two separate weekends, volunteers from the UCR women’s volleyball team spent their Saturday mornings helping two homeowners in Riverside, Linda and Molly, repaint their homes.  The first weekend also included a group from UCR’s Physicians Assistants of Tomorrow who worked alongside their school’s women’s volleyball team.  Linda and Molly had lived in their homes […]

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Maria’s Home Gets a Makeover

Maria’s Home Gets a Makeover

On Saturday, March 11th, members from the La Sierra University Outreach and Calvary Chapel Church joined us in a mobile home park in Riverside to paint Maria’s home. Over the years Maria’s home had begun to fade and look dull, which prompted her to hire someone to paint it. Unfortunately, due to financial limitations and […]

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