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4/27/2013: Church Members Serve at the Home of the Brave

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4/27/2013: Church Members Serve at the Home of the Brave

City of Moreno Valley and code enforcement contacted Habitat for Humanity Riverside for assistance with Steven, a 50 year-old disabled Veteran who is having difficulties maintaining his large front yard. After inspection, our Project Manager recommended xeriscaping which  can be easily maintained. This three day project was funded by a Fannie Mae grant and over 50 volunteers from the LDS Church of Moreno Valley came out to help with this endeavor. Among the volunteers were veterans and active military who joined to help their fellow comrade.  

The project began on April 19th in which a bobcat was rented to scrape and remove the lawn. On Saturday, the 20th, the volunteers removed the growing debris of high grass in the yard and prepared the lawn for day three. The final day, April 27th, the volunteers had spread 20 yards of landscape rock on the front lawn. The volunteers then placed a brick border that surrounded the bushes, centered three palm trees in the center ring of the front lawn, and painted the front door and fencing on both sides of the house. This project was not an easy task and Habitat for Humanity Riverside would not be able to provide such a manageable lawn without the funding from Fannie Mae and the volunteerism of LDS Church members.

It is always a pleasure for Habitat for Humanity Riverside to be able to give back to Veterans and this project was truly a joy to work on.