Volunteers of the Old West End Neighborhood Initiative (OWENI) will spend this weekend helping an Overland Parkway senior citizen in need of a paint job on her home.
More than a dozen residents of the Old West End/Overland Parkway neighborhood with generous material support provided by Toledo Community Foundation and The Andersons will be providing a badly needed paint job to a home located at 626 Nesselewood during the weekend at 11:00 am each morning.
â??Community improvement activities are a vital piece of neighborhood revitalization,â?? said Brenda Sawyers of the Old West End Neighborhood Initiative. â??The appearance of a neighborhood helps to attract new homeowners and allows existing residents to see that progress is taking place in their neighborhood. Our volunteers realize this importance and will donate their time to paint a house owned by disabled senior citizen who has been a long-time neighbor in our community.â??
â??I am so grateful to the Old West End Neighborhood Initiative volunteers,â?? stated home owner Bobbie Davis. â??Because Iâ??m a little older and disabled, I canâ??t maintain my home like I would like to. But Iâ??ll be there to help the volunteers by doing what I can.â??
Formed in 2012, with support from the Toledo Community Foundation, the mission of the Old West End Neighborhood Initiative group is: â??To promote and empower the residents of the Old West End through viable economic, cultural, political, educational, social and ongoing collaboration with other neighborhood entitiesâ??.