Nampa-CRC helps Brush Up Nampa

About  a dozen men stand for photo in front of a home.
Nampa-CRC volunteers in front of the home they painted.

On June 6th and June 13th of 2015, The Nampa Community Reentry Center, 16 of the centers offenders and two CRC staff volunteered for Nampa City’s Brush Up Nampa project, 2015 located at 115 Davis St Nampa, Id 83687.

This project was the most distressed homes being refurbished this year. The Andrew Family home was great need of some love and attention.  

A large majority of the home was weathered all the way down to the wood siding. The volunteers spent approximately 16 hours per person; in prep time on the home, pressure washing, hand scraping, removing damaged cable, disconnecting damaged phone lines, removing over the air television antennae’s, doing lawn clean-up repairing hand rails, house identification numbers and front door light fixtures.

The actual priming and painting of the home took almost 8 hours in itself.

The volunteers primed and repaint the home, including doors, windows, walls, soffits, and fascia’s.

The transformation was amazing.

The curb side appeal and representation of this home was unmistakable and caused passers to slow down to observe the metamorphosis of the Andrew home.  

Staff that volunteered to supervise the project was Nampa Reentry Center’s Officer Thomas Chynoweth, and Manager Bruce Wells-Moore.

The event was rewarding for not only the family, but the volunteers that participated in In the Brush Up Nampa project.

Brush Up Nampa 2015 Event Coordinators sent a questionnaire to the Andrew family.

Below are a few of the questions and families responses:

• Was your overall experience with the Brush Up Nampa positive?- Response “Yes, very positive”

• Do you feel that your team did a good job of painting your house?- Response “Absolutely-it looks wonderful”

• What was your least favorite part of participating in Brush Up Nampa?- Response “No downside to it”

• Any additional comments?- Response “I would like the addresses of my team so I can send them thank you cards”

Story published: 08/03/2015

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