Bright and early on the morning of July 17th, about 25 volunteers gathered at the Phoenix House Feinberg Academy of Dallas for a day of service. Our fearless troop agreed to lend their time, energy, and muscles to weed all the flower beds, pull out the old and untamed bushes, and knock down the existing wooden fence. Then, the rebuilding and beautification started. The Associates laid new sod in the yard, put down mulch in the flower beds, power washed the tin roof, and planted new and gorgeous flowers where weeds once were.
The clients were able to help our volunteers with the hard work and, over the course of five hours, the Academy’s landscape went from unimpressive to revived and beautiful. Both our clients as well as the Associates have since commented on the new friends they made over the shared sweat and strain of the challenging yard work. Everyone was rewarded with a picnic lunch in the newly sodded yard after the work was completed. To view more photos from the day, please check out our Facebook photo album.
Phoenix House is so grateful to the Associates Group for their dedication to serving our clients – even when it means you can expect a sore lower back the next day! Your selflessness and hard work is a great example to all of us – especially to our youngsters. Thanks again for giving the Feinberg Academy a much needed makeover.