She is an 80- years- young long time Springfield resident (30+ years!) who lives in a bungalow on Walnut Street. We will paint, landscape, and fix up the outside in order to help Ms. Mattie.
Ways You Can Help: WE NEED SUPPLIES, DONATIONS & VOLUNTEERS! We will post the supplies list here on the Facebook Event Page but we can always use donations- online donations can be made through the PSOS website. Volunteers- Come ready to get dirty! Lunch is provided! Stay as little or as long as you can!
For more information or to contact:
Preservation SOS: http://forum.preservationsos.org/
The Well at Springfield: www.thewellatspringfield.org
The event is also posted on www.myspringfield.org and www.metrojacksonville.com
Background: The Make It Happen event started in 2010 with Miss Maggie’s house on 2nd Street. Nicole Lopez and P.SOS decided to organize a day where the neighborhood would show up to fix, paint & landscape this beautiful & deserving woman’s house. The experience was amazing- just like transformations you see on HGTV! Since then there have been two other successful Make It Happen Events, all because of a nomination and participation of caring neighbors.
SEE YOU THERE!
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The Well at Springfield
We are still creating a list of supplies needed to compete the work, but here is a preliminary list of things we know we need. If you can donate ANY of these supplies or funds to purchase them, please let us know ASAP. You can message us or post here. THANK YOU!!
20 1-gallon pots of the same vine (star jasmine is hearty) to trail on chainlink fence
5 gallons paint (siding) color TBD
2 gallons trim paint (TBD)
1 gallon foundation paint (TBD)
1 gallon wood sealer/stain (screens and shutters)
10 hex type stones for walking path
6 bales of pine straw needles
4 5-gallon cedar shrubs (to cover green fence of neighbor)
20 1-gallon (or quart) colorful, sun tolerant plants
Black paint for chain link fence
Bricks or broken hex stones for 2 walls (seems like 2 wheelbarrow fulls ought to do it)
Various paint supplies en masse (brushes, rollers, cups for paint, trays, buckets, scrapers, tarps, rags etc.)
Yardchick wrote:Gloria, Nicole asked me to do the plan for the landscaping. I did it yeaterday and have purchased the needed plants already.