Community Development Day Photos 2.4.15

One of our dear widow neighbors has had an unstable mailbox that was in need of reinforcement! Here Skylar Aaseby and Keith Turner are reinforcing it so that she doesn't have to worry about it possibly falling over anymore!

One of our dear widow neighbors has had an unstable mailbox that was in need of reinforcement! Here Skylar Aaseby and Keith Turner are reinforcing it so that she doesn't have to worry about it possibly falling over anymore!

Our property here at our organization's headquarters has been a blessing to our neighbors. We continue to aim to provide a place that is safe, clean and beneficial for everyone, especially children, to enjoy. With this comes the responsibility to communicate boundaries that help maintain a safe environment. Here, Ethan Harris, one of our first year students gets to work alongside Matthew Parker, one of our more skilled men in the community, to hang rules related to use of our skateboard park! No doubt good conversations took place while they worked!

Our property here at our organization's headquarters has been a blessing to our neighbors. We continue to aim to provide a place that is safe, clean and beneficial for everyone, especially children, to enjoy. With this comes the responsibility to communicate boundaries that help maintain a safe environment. Here, Ethan Harris, one of our first year students gets to work alongside Matthew Parker, one of our more skilled men in the community, to hang rules related to use of our skateboard park! No doubt good conversations took place while they worked!

Anna Hastings and Breann Bennecker were a real blessing to our neighbor, Ms. Tanya! These two completed a job that was started the week prior of raking up all of Ms. Tanya's leaves in her yard, a job that Ms. Tanya would not have been capable of carrying out on her own. 

Anna Hastings and Breann Bennecker were a real blessing to our neighbor, Ms. Tanya! These two completed a job that was started the week prior of raking up all of Ms. Tanya's leaves in her yard, a job that Ms. Tanya would not have been capable of carrying out on her own. 

One of the widows in our neighborhood has been a direct source of some of our benevolent efforts as of late. As a double amputee and elderly, she is very limited in what she can accomplish though she would want to do much! This week alone we were able to remove a corroding porch roof (as pictured here with one of our Institute and Elementary & Middle School teachers, Brandon Galford), begin cleaning up her yard, fix her dryer and help her apply for special assistance related to her utilities. 

One of the widows in our neighborhood has been a direct source of some of our benevolent efforts as of late. As a double amputee and elderly, she is very limited in what she can accomplish though she would want to do much! This week alone we were able to remove a corroding porch roof (as pictured here with one of our Institute and Elementary & Middle School teachers, Brandon Galford), begin cleaning up her yard, fix her dryer and help her apply for special assistance related to her utilities. 

Derek Bargatze worked alongside our crew who removed an unsafe porch roof for one of our widows living in proximity to us. One of Derek's primary responsibilities on the day to day is mobilizing groups to serve through our SLAM program throughout the year. But it isn't enough that Derek sends others to meet these kinds of needs. He also devotes hours every Wednesday to this kind of activity, serving those in need who are unable to do for themselves!

Derek Bargatze worked alongside our crew who removed an unsafe porch roof for one of our widows living in proximity to us. One of Derek's primary responsibilities on the day to day is mobilizing groups to serve through our SLAM program throughout the year. But it isn't enough that Derek sends others to meet these kinds of needs. He also devotes hours every Wednesday to this kind of activity, serving those in need who are unable to do for themselves!

This gorgeous lady is Candace Galford, mother of three, wife of one of our educators and an exceptionally awesome wedding coordinator with Details Nashville! With intentional cooperation amongst the mothers in our community, serving those in need in our neighborhood is possible even with an incredibly busy schedule like this mama! It's committed women like Candace who have made the dramatic improvement in this neighborhood more possible, through love and intentional acts of service.

This gorgeous lady is Candace Galford, mother of three, wife of one of our educators and an exceptionally awesome wedding coordinator with Details Nashville! With intentional cooperation amongst the mothers in our community, serving those in need in our neighborhood is possible even with an incredibly busy schedule like this mama! It's committed women like Candace who have made the dramatic improvement in this neighborhood more possible, through love and intentional acts of service.