Rotarians lend a hand to help paint home for local residents

Members of the Rotary Club of Scottsdale recently joined with local students to take part in an Operation Fix-It project that involved painting a home for a local resident. (Submitted photo)

Ten volunteers representing the Rotary Club of Scottsdale and volunteers from Scottsdale Preparatory High School’s Rotary Interact Club partnered recently with City of Scottsdale’s Operation Fix It to paint a house in Scottsdale.

Operation Fix It provides assistance to Scottsdale homeowners with exterior improvements to their properties when they are unable due to financial/physical constraints. Many of the homeowners are elderly who face potential fines from code enforcement notices they have received.

Per the club’s Community Service Project Director Rotarian Don Loose, this Rotary Club of Scottsdale community service project encompassed painting the exterior of an entire house, as well as the walls along the home’s lot line. Operation Fix It brought the paint and supplies and the volunteers did the painting from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

(Submitted photo)

The homeowners were thrilled and thankful for the beautiful paint job and the volunteer gifts of time and talent.

In addition to painting, the Rotary Club of Scottsdale presented to Michelle Holmes, program manager of Operation Fix It, a check for $1,000 for use on future home improvement projects within the City of Scottsdale.

The Operation Fix It program is not funded by the city and operates on donations both financial and in kind and, the support of volunteers who contribute their time, sweat and dedication to the program’s mission which is to find creative solutions to assist residents in need with helpful hands and generous hearts.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Scottsdale speakers, projects, programs and meeting dates and locations, visit scottsdalerotary.org.

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