Hearts and Hammers 2008, September 20ty
- Grab your paintbrushes, scrapers, ladders and a bundle of energy and
get ready for HEARTS AND HAMMERS 2008! We will once again celebrate
our commitment to sharing our skills with others and making the world
a better place on our workday, Saturday September 20, 2008, 7:30am.
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 we are in South Dallas. Our N. Texas Peace Corps
Association house is located at 2722 Exeter., Dallas 75216. Our
homeowner Rosie Williams, 82, and her daughter lives with her. Mrs.
Williams has lived in the house for over 40 years, and is very
appreciative for our volunteer assistance. We need 20-25 RPCVs and
friends to do this work.
The work the house needs is straightforward and 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
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, hammers, circular saw,
LADDERS, 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 to I-30 east to I-45 south, or Central
Expy. south through downtown Dallas to I-45 south. After about 3
miles exit Illinois Ave and go west (right). Go left at the third
street, Fordham Rd., after about 5 blocks go left on Tacoma, then
right on Exeter. The house will be on the left in the first block
This is always a fun and worthwhile community service we do, and the
smiles and appreciation of the homeowners are the best. See you
there! CALL ME TO SIGN UP!
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