On Saturday, March 3, Stacey Bechtel, Case Manager, along with scores of volunteers, helped paint and do yard maintenance for 5 low income or senior citizen residents of Safety Harbor as part of Paint Your Heart Out Safety Harbor.
Stacey, pictured left, raked and bagged leaves, trimmed shrubbery and trees. Other volunteers repainted the home. The resident is a low income senior who just returned from the hospital after a bad fall. This is Stacey’s fourth year volunteering for Paint Your Heart Out.
Paint Your Heart Out Safety Harbor is a local nonprofit that enables citizens to lend a helping hand by painting the exteriors of homes and cleaning and landscaping the yards of low-income and elderly homeowners of Safety Harbor.
Since their creation in 1991, they have spruced up more than 140 homes at no cost to the owner. Professional painters, along with local businesses and residents, donate supplies and services to help them reach our goal of painting five homes a year.
To be considered to have a house painted, residents must meet the following criteria:
– Own and live in the home as your primary residence.
– Live in the City of Safety Harbor
– Be over 62 years of age with a limited income, or
– be physically disabled, or
– have a family income equal to or less than the HUD poverty level.
Stacey enjoys the opportunity to help her community and to assist those in need.
While she is always happier to assist with yard work, she has also has helped to paint in prior years.