SouthWest Water Company volunteered in Cherokee Shores with Labor of Love, an organization that coordinates volunteers to provide home repairs to those who can no longer maintain their homes on their own.
Article by Roy Talbot of Labor of Love
Monday, July 8, 2019, was a unique experience for Labor of Love. How you ask? Well recently Southwest Water Company has initiated a program of giving back to the community. They are allowing each of their employees one day a year to perform volunteer work and it is treated as a regular work day for the employee. So it is a win for the community, certainly a win for any charitable organization having access to young talented people and a win in our case for the home owner. Labor of Love (LOL) plans to take advantage of this wonderful program several times a year.
Thomas and Julee, his wife, were in need of some help with maintaining their home – enter a crew from Southwest Water and an LOL project manager. This morning’s team comprised of a three workers from Southwest Water: John Salmans Jr, Charlie Barr and David Walker and Roy Talbot from LOL. They worked in the hot, humid temperatures of a Texas summer to remove a broken back window and replace with a new large window (54L x 36W). Replacing the window would have been easy effort except for the fact it was two stories up because of back yard sloping away. The team also installed two ceiling fans and repaired a broken light switch in the bathroom all done under the watchful eye of Thomas.
For the Labor of Love it is a match made in heaven. Having access to young men who are mechanically inclined for the more difficult jobs is certainly a huge blessing.
Thomas and Julee were thrilled with the finished effort as evidenced by the smiles on their faces and saying thank you numerous times.
Before and After: