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9/21/13: Air National Guard Members to the Rescue!

Posted by in A Brush with Kindness, Moreno Valley, Volunteers | Comments Off on 9/21/13: Air National Guard Members to the Rescue!
9/21/13: Air National Guard Members to the Rescue!

This past Saturday, a team of California Air National Guard members from March Air Reserve Base took on a different type of mission. They descended onto Il Sorrento Mobile Home Park in Moreno Valley and joined forces with Habitat for Humanity Riverside to help Diane who has lived in the park for 12 years. During that time she had become disabled and unemployed. She is living off her savings while training for a possible new job.  Park management had cited her home to be painted. The exposed trim and walls were badly faded and there was no way Diane could afford to have the home painted.

This is when the Air National Guard team headed by John came to the rescue. The team showed up ready to work for a good cause. Once everyone was signed in and our morning devotion was said, the team disbursed around Diane’s home and started working as if on a mission. Tarps were laid out, ladders were put in place, blue tape was applied around all the trim, several old trellis plastic panels were removed; in order to paint the rear side of the home. Once the prep work was complete, the team started painting Diane’s home. While painting they talked about places they would visit and activities they would do this weekend. Everyone was a little jealous of Gary since he was going to Oktoberfest in Germany later this week. Hal, one the team members noticed that Diane’s address numbers were old and faded, so he sent out Carrie to get new address numbers as a courtesy for Diane. She was going to have a newly painted home and the new numbers to match the look. As in all of our A Brush With Kindness projects, once the walls were completed, the team moved to the trim and afterwards cleaned the brushes.

The National Guard’s mission was accomplished in about 3 ½ hours and the team even loaded the Habitata for Humanity Riverside truck to get it ready for the next project. Afterwards, Diane thanked everyone.

Air National Guard members Thank you for a job well done!