Ms. Goins was approached and asked if she’d like free renovations done to the exterior of her home. She thought it was a joke. But it proved to be no joke at all.
Once SouthFair became a partner in the project, flyers went out to South Dallas neighborhoods. That’s where Ms. Goins read about the opportunity and initially brushed it off. But a follow up, explaining what Curb Appeal does, began the process to the road of transformation.
Each year, Curb Appeal takes on three homes and works on the exterior of the homes, including landscaping rehab. The program has just re-launched (from a ministry to non-profit), in honor of Edward Patterson, one of the founders.
For this Curb Appeal-led project, they partnered with St. Luke Community United Methodist Church, Highland Park United Methodist Church, and SouthFair Community Development Center. And every organization came with volunteers to bring the rehab to completion.
Day One: Eight hours in the heat proved how dedicated everyone was to accomplish the task at hand. Siding was replaced, new plants planted, windows covered so as not to be damaged by paint. It was a big job and it required a big community. With all the volunteers, it was evident that Ms. Goins’ home was about to be nursed back into shape.
Day Two: An unforeseen day. Although so much work had gone into the first day, there was still a bit more to finish and each organization’s commitment to doing the work right meant coming back once more. Another long yet fruitful day yielded beautiful results. The paint job was complete, iron guards repaired, and there was even time to add a few pumpkins for the fall season!
The final result was a true labor of love – one that Ms. Goins expressed her gratitude for. SouthFair was extremely happy to play a role in this volunteer project to revitalize the South Dallas community!
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