Sunday, October 7, 2012

Christmas in October

Kansas City hosts this annual event that helps low income, elderly homeowners with needed home repairs. Yesterday teams worked on over 200 houses across KC. Homeowners apply early in the year, and the house captains choose a house to work on. Projects range from painting to replacing a roof. This was my husband's first year to lead a team, so he picked a home that mostly needed painting and some minor repairs. The homeowner, Marie had lived in the home since 1948.
Many years ago, Marie herself had replaced the porch railing but time had taken it's toll. Rob and Chris replaced it using Marie's original design.
One team member tackled a variety of fix-up projects in the house, but most of us spent our time scraping, caulking and painting.

Some us were braver about heights than others.
It was probably the coldest day we'll have in October this year but hopefully many homeowners around KC will be a little warmer this winter because of the work done yesterday by hundreds of volunteers.


TheCrankyCrow said...

What a wonderfully worthwhile event this is!! I can't think of many things that would be more appreciated that home repairs for low income elderly homeowners. I see my own mother struggling to maintain her home - so many things that need replacing/repairing, but so little funds and manpower to do it. Truly a blessing.... Hope you've warmed back was frigid yesterday! Smiles & Sunday Hugs ~ Robin

Raymond Homestead said...

What a wonderful thing to do!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Bravo...reading this is a wonderful way to start the week!

annie said...

thank you, that was so good of you all! blessings to you & Marie!

Trace4J said...

What a truly wonderful idea.
Blessings to all.
Thanks for sharing.
Just warms the heart.
Happy Fall Friend