Getting paid for a good deed.

Today, the firm that I work for has offered us a chance to spend 4 hours doing community service during work hours.  I totally jumped at the chance.  We are going to be painting apartments for low-income seniors.  Based on the number of volunteers we had we’re set to paint EIGHT apartments in 4 hours.  Yikes!   It should be fun despite how fast we’re going to have to move, lol.

3 thoughts on “Getting paid for a good deed.

  • February 26, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Hey there. This is actually a question about the entry you did on Folic Acid Therapy. I told my husband about it. It’s something we had pondered before, but not done…in our more pessimistic days. I’d like to ask some questions first. Do you have an email address I can write to, or would you be willing to let me talk to you over the phone? If it’s better for you, I can give you my email address for you to write to first, so you don’t have to post it. Thanks! Donna

  • February 27, 2009 at 12:18 am

    That is awesome! I’d sign up, too, for something like that. I did Habitat for Humanity a few times and loved it.

  • February 27, 2009 at 10:48 am

    I love Habitat too, awesome organization.

    I have mixed feelings about the project we did. The 8 apartments we painted were for low income and disabled adults…mostly seniors although there was one middle-aged woman in a wheelchair. These people clearly could not have do this for themselves and they were (with one small exception) very happy with what we were doing.

    BUT they were living in a housing project, with a staff of maintenance personnel employed by the city. The housing authority has a rule, however, that they ONLY paint when a unit is vacant. Some of these people had lived there for 15+ years! 15 YEARS between paint jobs…it was well needed but these are CITY owned properties. The fact that they won’t do this sort of routine maintenance leaves me a bit less excited about what we did.

    The need was great and I’m glad we did it, I’m just angry that the need existed. The city should be maintaining these units.


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