24 hour Transformation of the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwood Teen Center and Offices
Information from Betsy Totten of the Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors:
The Take Back Eureka community group has organized the painting of the Boys and Girls Club Eureka Teen Center and offices. Dozens of volunteers from the Eureka Rescue Mission, Rotary Clubs, local professional painters and community members will begin painting on Saturday, July 21st at 10am at 939 Harris Avenue in Eureka.
PPG paint in Eureka has graciously donated all the paint and supplies to cover this large building and Piersons Building Center has given a monetary donation to buy new plants and flowers for the property.
“Kids are the future of Eureka. We need to make sure our youth know that we care. We need to show them that when a community comes together, great things can happen,” says Michelle Costantine, Take Back Eureka Founder. “What better way to give these kids some extra pride by providing them a beautiful building to call their second home.”
PPG Store manager Carlos Freitas adds, “When the group (Take Bake Eureka) contacted us asking for the large amount of paint, we didn’t hesitate to say yes. As professionals, we know how much of a difference a fresh coat of paint can have not only for a building, but for an entire neighborhood. We are always looking for ways to support our local community and we are excited to help.”
New Life Services, a restoration company with the mission of enriching the lives of others by restoring their property, building their future and developing the next generations donated their services by Power washing the building over this past week.
“We are overwhelmed by the amount of support”, says Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods Executive Director Monica Rose. “It’s important our kids have a place they are proud of so when the Take Bake Eureka group told us they wanted to paint we were all humbled by the offer. It takes a village, and right now we are seeing first hand what a village can accomplish.”