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Here Comes the Sun

Posted by in A Brush with Kindness, Riverside, Volunteers | Comments Off on Here Comes the Sun
Here Comes the Sun

Its 8:00 am on Saturday, April 2, the morning dew is settling in and the California sun is slowly rising over the east horizon. Joe and Margaret, mobile home owners living at the King Arthur Mobile Home Park in Riverside, have been up early in the morning eagerly anticipating the painting of their home. They live on a fixed income and had been unable to finance the much needed paint job for their home.

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One by one, volunteers from International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) and UCR’s National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) arrived to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity Riverside’s home preservation program. Once volunteers signed in, turned in their waivers, and unloaded the supplies, the Project Coordinator gave a talk about safety and how to use the painting tools. Then, volunteers broke into teams! Some volunteers began work on the home’s trim while others worked on side walls and larger segments of the home.

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Everyone worked together and motivated each other.  Max, one of the volunteers, stated, “It is always a great time coming out and helping out the community”. At the end of the day, everyone clapped as the address numbers, which had been taken down before they began painting, had been put back up. Our volunteers did more than a job, they brought joy and opportunities to the community. Thank you for all you help!

Here Comes the Sun