When Florence’s granddaughter contacted San Diego Habitat to ask for help for her grandmother, our awesome team of construction volunteers heeded the call. Florence needed some assistance preserving her Logan Heights home that would make it safer, more accessible, and healthier for her to live in. Twenty Habitat volunteers and two future Habitat homebuyers joined Florence, her daughter Mary Lou, and granddaughter Jasmine at the home and set to work. Together, they spent three days and a collective 125 hours helping to:

  • replace two large gates that were no longer functional, which now allows access to the driveway for parking.
  • replace 30+ feet of old, rotted fencing that is the only barrier between the home and a heavy-trafficked alley.
  • clean up landscaping and yard waste.

Our subcontractor partners replaced all exterior screens on the home and installed safety rails on the front and back steps, where Florence had already suffered a fall, and we even purchased and installed a new clothes dryer for the homeowner!

Habitat’s Home Preservation program offer help with smaller projects that make a big difference in the quality of life for existing homeowners in our community. New fencing, coats of paint, and landscaping can make a home easier to maintain and allow homeowners to age more safely in the home they know and love.