City News

Posted on: October 22, 2016

Fix It Blitz

Fix It Blitz Volunteers

Thank you to the many volunteers who made improvements to 28 properties during North Richland Hills' annual Neighborhood Initiative Fix It Blitz. Participating groups included the Birdville Center of Technology & Advanced Learning, Center Point Church, City of North Richland Hills employees, Covenant Life Church, North Park Baptist Church, North Richland HIlls Baptist Church and many individuals and families.

Most of the projects were completed on Make A Difference Day, Saturday, October 22, which is the largest national day of community service. Fix It Blitz volunteers made a difference by helping the elderly, disabled, single parents and veterans who are struggling to complete much needed home repairs and yard work. Projects included painting, repairing fences, landscaping, tree trimming, removing brush and debris, cleaning gutters and more.

During the past 12 years, Neighborhood Initiative volunteers have completed over 700 projects to help homeowners who are not physically able to take care of their property and cannot afford to hire someone to help. The program has allowed residents to continue living safely and comfortably in their own homes and has also helped to make their neighborhoods a better place by promoting basic property maintenance and higher community standards.

The Neighborhood Initiative Program is coordinated by city staff, but accomplished through community volunteers, churches and businesses willing to give their time and resources. The program exemplifies what caring truly means and is a great example of what can be achieved when local government, residents and businesses work together.

Neighborhood Initiative sponsors include Life Church, The Home Depot Foundation, Alpine Tree Service, Covenant Life Church, Marvin & Jill Smith, McDonalds, Tyson Foods, Wal-Mart, North Hills Hospital, Beck's Plumbing, Fort Worth Community Credit Union, Hamilton Duffy, John Brittain, J. Davis Tree Service, Archie's Donuts, Harbor Freight, Kroger, North Hills Family Practice and Sam's Club.

For more information about the Neighborhood Initiative Program, please contact Debbie York at 817-427-6651 or visit www.nrhtx.com/NIP.

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