The Annual April Workday for Rebuilding Together Petaluma (RTP) happened to also be Earth Day!
Briefly, 264 volunteers from the community joined together to lend a helping hand to neighbors and the community at eleven locations. * (Details at end of article)
I was able to photograph the volunteers at four of the eleven locations…
The RTP Volunteers at Shollenberger Park had their “hands full” at times… becoming at times a part of the Earth in my viewfinder… 🙂
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*Here’s s short incomplete list of what 264 volunteers accomplished:
- A wheelchair accessible shower was installed for a man who has had a stroke
- A rotten bathroom floor, broken toilet and porch were replaced for a brother and sister, one of whom has cancer
- 5 dumpsters were filled to the brim with debris & unwanted junk from every site
- New wall heaters were installed and 40 year old carpet replaced, a fence built and a backyard sheet mulched for an 84 year old widow
- A new kitchen floor was laid for a 90 year old WWII veteran as well as the exterior of his home painted, grab bars installed.
- An employee kitchen was installed, gutters cleaned, landscape cleaned up and counseling rooms painted at Petaluma People Services Center
- Rebuilding Together Petaluma’s new home was painted, landscaped, and new doors that actually open were installed
- The home of an 89 year old woman who is blind was cleaned and landscaped
- Two porches and a bathroom and laundry room floor were replaced for a disabled homeowner.
- A 90 year old widow recieved a new roof on her mobile home earlier in the week, pressure washing outside, and soft spots in her floor fixed
- An unsafe and rotten porch was replaced for a disabled woman
- Collapsing kitchen cabinets were replaced for a disabled homeowner
- And Shollenberger Park had a team of volunteers pull out invasive weeds to restore the wetlands.