Reminder - Hearts & Hammers
- We would like to remind you of this upcoming event.
Hearts & Hammers
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2004
Time: All Day
Hearts and Hammers is an all volunteer organization founded by
Dallas RPCV Bob Walker in 1984 to assist elderly and disabled
Dallas homeowners. Throughout the year the H&H Planning Council
works with the City of Dallas to identify homeowners who need
assistance to keep their homes� exteriors within city code.
H&H gathers materials, volunteer teams and resources, each team
chooses a house and does the needed-and much appreciated
work-once a year on workday.
This year our N. Texas Peace Corps Association house is located
in East Oak Cliff near the zoo at 1510 Peru Ave. Our homeowners
are Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Arbor, both retired, he from Firestone
and she as a beautician. They have lived in the house for 41
years, and though Mr. Arbor has a pacemaker now he continues to
enjoy gardening and keeping up his yard.
The work the house needs is straightforward and very much
needed-scrape, paint, replace rotted wood, build a handrail,
etc. We will need a full crew of 20-25 folks, and if you feel
you don�t have any technical skills please come because you
will learn on the job and have a fulfilling time.
I�m continuing to seek free lunch for us all-but if not
we�ll buy it in the neighborhood somewhere. Anyone know any
resources for lunch? Will your company/group sponsor our lunch?
What to bring: 3 empty gallon plastic jugs, 2 4�
paintbrushes, scrapers, any painting stuff you have, sunscreen,
a hat, beverages (no beer), your toolbox, broom, hearts, rags,
circular saw, LADDERS, hammers, yard tools and lots of elbow
grease. I am your captain this year, please call me to sign up
and ask any other questions.
Directions: Take I-35 south through downtown Dallas, exit 8th
St. and go left back across the highway. Follow 8th a mile or
so to Corinth St. and go right. After about 5-6 blocks go
right on Peru. The house is 1/2way up the block on left.
This is always a fun and worthwhile community service we do, and
the smiles and appreciation of the