Each year, Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF), hosts its Community Paint and Beautification Day, affectionately known as Paint Day, to “spread” hope and offer help. Homeowners have been selected, houses have been prepped, and South Floridians are gearing up to lend a helping hand for the 9th annual event. This popular event will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. The fun-filled line up of events commences at Jefferson Reaves Park, located at 3090 NW 50th Street in Miami, Florida.
“This is a fun-filled event that provides a great opportunity to bring people from all walks of life together for a common goal and help someone in need,” says Arden Shank, president of NHSSF. “For over 30 years, NHSSF has worked to revitalize neighborhoods and strengthen communities across South Florida. We have no plans to stop now and will continue building communities that yield opportunities.”
During the event, Paint Day participants will provide restoration to the exteriors of 10 deserving, low and middle-income homeowners, as well as landscape their front yards. Noted VIP community leaders have been invited, as well as special entertainment by community bands and special athletic teams. In addition, volunteers from throughout the South Florida community have been invited to come out and support this worthy cause. Earth Advisors, Inc., a noted consulting firm specializing in landscape, horticulture and education, is among the volunteers lending their expertise as well as event day manpower and post event education.
The 10 families selected have committed themselves to improving their neighborhood in more ways than one. In total, the families have donated countless hours of volunteer time, tools, and have donated lunch for event volunteers. These homeowners have done their part in making their neighborhood a better place to live. This is a testament to the fact that Community Paint and Beautification Day becomes an even stronger partnership between NHSSF and the Brownsville community, each year.