For the second year, the Tulsa Chapter of ALA partnered with Volunteers of America (VOA) for our fall community service project, Community Connection. Early Saturday morning, October 4th, twelve faithful chapter members, business partners, and family members gathered at the residence of two adult men who live with Prader-Willi Syndrome.*
We were joined by Holly McGannon with VOA and several Home Depot employees. Home Depot was gracious enough to donate plants, soil, mulch, paint and painting supplies, and our volunteers brought equipment and supplies from home, as well. Our group split up, with half working outside and the other half inside. The outdoor crew pulled out wayward vine growth, trimmed hedges and bushes in both the front and back yards, cleaned out the overgrown flower beds, and hauled off a big brush pile. We planted greenery and flowers in the beds and laid down mulch.
Meanwhile, the indoor crew patched walls in the hallways and dining room and then painted those rooms plus a large great room. The dining room became a stunning sage green, the hallway eggshell and the living room was brightened with a brilliant white. Because of the size of the rooms and the multiple coats of paint required, the outdoor crew came to the rescue and helped finish the painting by 12:30