Monday, May 17, 2010

Off to a good start

This year's goal of working to cleaning up the colonia is off to a good start with 2 projects completed. Youth from the community recently designed and painted a mural that was hung on a local drive through store. The store's outside walls were rotten and were in need of repair. The owners agreed to let us paint a mural if we would supply the new wood for the walls. It was a win-win situation for both of us. The youth decided that they wanted to convey a message of coming together with love of others and our earth. Their painting certainly brightens the day of all who pass by it. It is a reminder of what our world can be if we all work together.
PJD has worked very hard to aquire street lights in the colonia. Since different electric companies work within the colonia, our staff negotiated with each company. They also got the approval of each property owner who would have a light placed on their property, which was no small task. Thanks to the dedication of Lupita Sanchez, Adriana Guerrero, and Sr. Phylis the project has been completed! PJD was able to financially support this important project through funding from the Marguerite Casey Foundation and the Daughters of Charity of the West Central Province.