Building given needed makeover

Eagles members voluntarily painted several rooms at Park Street Manor

Members of the Hope Eagles voluntarily painted the lounge

I would just like to share a wonderful story with the citizens of Hope.

Park Street Manor is a 22-room seniors home and a non-profit society that has been a vital part of our community for over 40 years. We receive no government funding and our budget is extremely limited.

I was approached by the president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles here in town a couple of months ago and he asked me what we really needed for our seniors home.

I explained how wonderful it would be if we could get some painting done in our building, as it hadn’t been painted for many years and it would spruce things up a bit.

He informed me that he was going to get a group of volunteers together and they would come and paint our lounge, dining room & kitchen for us and that they did!

They banded together a group of around 12 volunteers from their organization who worked in teams of around six, each volunteer putting up to 25 hours of their time over a three week period.  The paint was donated, at cost,  by Canyon Carpets here in town and Cloverdale Paint. What an amazing change!

Thanks to the kindness and hard work of volunteers in our town, our aging building has received a much needed makeover.  How lucky we are to have such wonderful, caring individuals in our community.  Well done!

Judy Arrowsmith

Manager, Park Street Manor

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