The Extreme Makeover Home Edition surprised Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore Maryland!
These 7 wonderful girls; Asia, Ajia, Milan, India, Destine, Lasha, and Shaolin now have a positive, supportive living situation thanks to thousands of Baltimore area residents who vollentereied their time.
Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college. Read More
Being asked to be involved in this, was an honor. A colleague through the Greater Maryland Decorative Artisans Group, had appointed me and another colleague as co-captains, heading up 15-18 other decorative artists. Our team was in charge of the 3 upstairs bedrooms.
Talk about a roller coaster of events! We were originally slated to start work on Wednesday, but due to weather and delays in the build, Friday at 9pm was our time to shine. Slept in, expecting to pull an all nighter, to an e-mail at 8:30am Friday morning that stated we were expected on site for 10:30am… Oops! I was in VA, and needed to hussle back. Through all the rushing back, we sat around till about 6pm before we could start, but this is the name of the game. I LOVED IT!
I really can’t remember much while we were creating our portion. There were painters, painting ceilings above us. Tech guys under the ladders, installing wires and then everyone else piled into the room.
My experience on the Extreme Makeover, Home Edition was incredible. Every volunteer on the site had dedication, drive and passion for these 7 young ladies. Some volunteer’s hadn’t slept in over 3 days, but were committed to completing their portion of the job. We were all creating a space for opportunities for their future, making a difference that will last a life time.
If anything I would challenge you to volunteering once before the summer is out, I’m certain it’ll change your life, and impact another. Go ahead Volunteer one day before the summers out!