Several months ago the K&N Management Facilities Maintenance Team began partnering with Faith In Action Caregivers to provide assistance with minor Handyman requests and have completed a few to date. One recent request turned into a much larger opportunity for our team.
I arrived at a FIA clients property on May 18th to “mow a small yard” and found that most of the property was overgrown due to the declining health (late stage cancer) of the client and a dead tree that was in danger of seriously damaging or destroying his residence. After clearing a small perimeter around the residence that morning our team rallied together. We also solicited Martin Landeros, Cristobal Sandoval and Josh Epps from PS Landscapes to contribute to this effort.
On the following Thursday, assisted by a three man crew from PS Landscapes, Sarah Brugman, Jay Andruk, John Harris, and I removed tons of brush, weeds and dead trees. The crew went in and cleared the undergrowth from approximately 85% of the property and removed a large brush pile. We also removed two dead trees, including the one that was threatening his trailer and trimmed quite a bit of another tree close to the street. Between the brush pile and the trees that were removed we ended up with two 16’ trailer loads stacked quite high. PS Landscapes took both loads to a recycling facility near the Austin airport.
We made a huge difference in the appearance of the property, but most importantly we made one person’s remaining days a lot better and a lot less stressful.
Lives are enhanced by what we give back!
“Wow! These photos show an amazing amount of work done and are fantastic. Thanks for remembering to take pictures- we love pictures. Thomas was so thrilled to have his place cleared and not be so overgrown. He said a million thanks, he can’t believe volunteers are so helpful and giving of their time for him.” Janet Allen