On Saturday, June 26, over 60 volunteers, including Mayor Jesse Arreguín and his team, arrived for the latest Beautification Day at the Horizon building. With the help of so many capable hands, we built up the wall for future lockers, redid the stairs to the entrance, and finished painting the walls in the main residential area!
Councilman Rigel Robinson even mixed the cement for the new front steps, which will support future residents as they take the next steps toward secure, stable housing.
The day was not without its trials, but our creative volunteers prevailed! For example, when neither a paint sprayer nor a roller brush could get to the out-of-reach crevices in a corrugated section of wall, and the steps made the ground too uneven to safely place a ladder, one clever volunteer Chuck came up with an innovative approach. He used some painter’s tape to attach a paint brush to an extender handle and with this new and improved tool, he managed to get the job done!
The success of this workday was made possible by our wonderful sponsors Samuel Merritt University, Ashby Lumber, and Lowes. It takes a lot of community support to pull off a project of this scale, and we are grateful to our sponsors for helping us achieve our goals.