Love Independence Day
Saturday April 27, 2019
As in past years, Community Mission for Improved Housing cooperated with the City of Independence to make “Love Independence Day” a successful endeavor for the Community. CMIH, spearheaded by Jerry Bright, and the Independence Housing Authority under April Nutt, selected seven houses this year for improvement. All of the projects were completed by volunteers, community organizations and businesses; with selected contributions by the Housing Authority and CMIH. CMIH served as the superintendent for all projects.
Locations with primary contributor organizations were:
1213 N. Penn – 1st Baptist Church / Woods Lumber
410 E. Main – Lee’s Heating & Cooling/Bill White Real Estate / Presbyterian Church/ Sherwin Williams
801 E Main – Textron Aviation / Independence Housing Authority
1120 W. Main – Atmos Energy/Westar/Transystems / Indep. Housing Authority
1009 N. Penn – Standard Motors Prod/Sherwin Williams/ Indep. Housing Authority
607 W. Maple – H&H Roofing / CMIH
1105 N. 8th – Greer Electric / CMIH (There were several additional donors, including Walmart.)
Cindy White, coordinated volunteers and designated appropriate work for all locations. Jerry Bright and Chris Mitchell answered additional organizational questions and the CMIH truck drove from location to location to provide missing tools. Lunch was by and large, provided by the sponsoring organizations, except Dairy Queen provided lunch sacks for workers at 1213 N. Penn. Also, one of the churches provided sack lunches for volunteers at 410 E. Main (Upper Cut Boxing –Youth Center). Volunteers from the Nazarene Church provided bottled water and Hannah’s House volunteers helped with clean-up. Overall, this was a very successful LOVE Independence Day!!