September 18, 2015
Today I met more new people who came to Rock my Block. What a bunch of wonderful folks. They are making a lot of progress today on the garage and fence. The pressure washing has been completed and two sides of the garage are finished. We’re all hoping that it doesn’t rain anymore so we can paint the fence tomorrow.
My neighbors, Miguel and Adela Hernandez and their sons Michael and Esai, are looking forward to seeing the fence as beautiful as it was when they installed it eight years ago. At that time, my old hedges were 100 years old and had become a fire hazard. Miguel curb shopped some picket fencing. This beautiful family removed and disposed of the old hedges and installed the “new fence.” The whole neighborhood watched them work for two weeks. I could never ask for better neighbors.
This garage is turning out so professional. It just blows me away that all of these caring hearts would come out on their own time and work so hard for someone they don’t even know! You just can’t beat Fox Valley folks. Have a great day…I am!
Homeowner Marsha Jenks is sharing her journal entries here on our blog as her house, garage and yard were rehabbed during the Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity’s first-ever Rock the Block blitz Sept. 14-19 in an Appleton neighborhood. The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region helped RTB get started with a $300,000 Community Leadership Initiative grant.