We've said that for a long time. It's one of the most important things we stress about the Community Powered Revitalization (CPR) program. The houses are important, and we love fixing them. But they aren't the goal. When we repair a house, we want something to change for the homeowner. We want to restore our Community, not just the buildings in it.
So it was pretty fantastic to hear someone else say that we don't restore houses. We restore people.
Spring 2017 – By the Numbers
100 homes restored in Bedford over the course of our history as of this blitz
92.5 miles driven by a volunteer from Athens, TX; the longest commute of the weekend
8,960 ounces of coffee distributed during the course of morning rallies
66 organizations who donated cash or supplies for the blitz, representing every sector of the community from for-profit companies to youth groups and churches
43 volunteer groups of ten or more, which combined with smaller groups for a total of 1,226 individual volunteers
2,970 breakfast items consumed by volunteers during the morning rally, from breakfast biscuits to donuts
75 feet between two work sites in Richland Hills, the shortest span in the blitz
572 gallons of paint and primer used during the weekend
47 delivery drivers helped to haul lunch and construction supplies to each worksite
826 paintbrushes provided during the blitz, 14 for every 20 volunteers on any given site