Red Day: 50 volunteers spruce up Cambridge House
By JOHN A. WINTERS
About 50 volunteers spent Thursday painting, wiring and sprucing up Cambridge House, a local adult day care facility, as part of a nationwide volunteer day sponsored by Keller Williams Realty.
“It really was a community effort,” said Julia Nelson, managing broker for the local Keller Williams office. “This has been our biggest project.”
At Cambridge House volunteers were outside with trimmers, machetes and rakes sprucing up the grounds. Inside, others were moving in donated furniture, installing all new light fixtures, and hooking up a new stove and refrigerator. Still others were repainting all the walls throughout the building.
Cambridge House is a non-profit group providing personal care to adults with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other functional disabilities. The house, the only program for such people in Coweta County, is located near the Thomas Crossroads area on Georgia Highway 154 near Highway 34.
“We will be providing 160 years worth of service in one day throughout the country,” Nelson said, adding more than 40,000 associates take part in the annual event.
Besides Keller Williams associates, businesses who donated time or products were: Dalton West Carpet, HG Contracting, Harvard Risk Management, Skyline Pest Control, Active Home Solutions, Pete’s Friendly Home Inspection, Sherwin Williams, Home Depot, Knox Furniture, Donaghue & Chandler LLC, Northwest Exterminating, Nationwide Insurance, Kristina Earwood, State Farm, Trey Woods, Growing South Landscaping, A&W Nursery, Scott Hayes Construction and Dwayne Goodine Painting.
“This was our day for reaching out to our community to give back,” added Raquel Neal, a Keller Williams associate. “We just want to thank all the businesses and volunteers who came out.”
Last year the group painted and installed hardwood floors to assist the family of Chris Landreau, an eight-year veteran of the Coweta County Fire Department who died last year from lymphoma.