While much of the world spent last weekend watching the royal wedding, over 400 Creswellians (that number is according to Sunday night’s KVAL news) rolled up their sleeves and went to work on home makeovers for two local families whose children attend our schools.
Some of us were only available for a few hours, but many of the Hope Restored volunteers spent most of Friday, Saturday and Sunday using their skills and energy to enrich the lives of these families. What a wonderful community this is!
This is the third year that Hope Restored volunteers, organized by Creswell Church of Christ Pastor Doug Allison and a cadre of other leaders, have spent a May weekend helping others. The number of talented carpenters, roofers, painters and landscapers involved was very impressive, not to mention all the perhaps less-skilled but enthusiastic laborers.
Others provided support by greeting volunteers or providing sandwiches and other sustenance. It was inspiring to see members of one of the families helped last year joining this year’s effort — a great example of “paying it forward.”
The goal of the Hope Restored Project is to help families with school-age children have a home environment that is more conducive to learning. Given the importance of a good education today, this project truly makes a difference. Many thanks to everyone involved!