Fire Station 41 gets a fresh coat of paint! Mike Davis and the volunteers from MIRA MESA HEROES, and Rich Burns from Rich Burns Painting spent the weekend dressing up one of our local fire stations. The great thing about HEROES is the fact that anyone can lend a hand to help make our community better. They paint the walls along Mira Mesa Blvd, help clean yards when our neighbors in need can’t do it on their own, and all the participants are volunteers. It is a great feeling giving a little of your time to help a neighbor in need. It is also made possible by generous donations from individuals and companies like Vulcan, which pay for the paint and supplies necessary. Youth groups, students, Boy and Girl Scouts, and adults are all encouraged to participate. We had several Girl Scouts help us paint on Saturday, and they had a blast covering the walls (and themselves) with paint. To find out how you can volunteer, go to the HEROES website. For anyone looking for a professional painter, call Rich Burns at (858) 218-5646. He is the best in Mira Mesa. And a great big thanks to the Fire Fighters at Station 41.
This past Sunday we had about 25 volunteers show up and paint a section of the block wall on Mira Mesa Blvd. just east of Parkdale that has been neglected for decades. That was just the start of this ongoing project to beautify the streets of Mira Mesa and we definitely could use your help each week. The schedule is not set in stone, but at least for the next couple weeks we will need volunteers from 8am to 10am on Sunday mornings. The more volunteers we get, the faster we will get done. Grab your significant other and/or your older kids and get involved in your community. Here is a great article on why you should volunteer with other family members.
The Mira Mesa Town Council approved $1000 towards the paint for this project at their last meeting and Frazee Paint and Wallcovering on Miramar Road has graciously volunteered to supply us with more paint as the project rolls along.
Now if you really don’t have the time or the ability to paint, there are other things you could do to help out. One of the coolest things that happened this past Sunday was a man stopped by in his car (out of the blue) and dropped off a big box of donuts to the volunteers. He was practically in tears when he dropped them off as he thanked us for the work we were doing. Now that made everyone feel good!
Now there are close to 80,000 of us living in Mira Mesa these days. If just a small percentage of us can spare a couple hours now and then we can clean this community up in no time. Please… make your plans to volunteer and let’s make Mira Mesa a beautiful place to live in!
If you would like to see some more photos that were taken of last Sunday’s event, you can check them out on Ted Brengel’s website.
What’s missing in your life? If it’s a sense of belonging, friendship, “giving back” to society or community camaraderie, we have the place for you – your community’s HEROES (“Hometown Efforts to Rescue Our Endangered Society”). Simply put it’s neighbors helping less fortunate neighbors. The group’s main goal is to target MM community persons and organizations, which need physical/fix-it-up support, through a collaborative team comprised of local organizations, businesses and individuals – all to improve our collective community environment and spirit…. through one person/location at a time… The main objectives are: (1) what’s doable with a small team in 4 hours on a Saturday, (2) set priorities: safety, health, convenience, and (3) while most efforts are geared towards cleaning up, we will consider minor: electrical, plumbing, & structural repairs (simple items) in the house & yard. Read more
Mira Mesa Community Supports their Local Firefighters
Mira Mesa Community Supports their Local Firefighters\Our city firefighters are there 24/7 for our protection, so when their living quarters gets run down and unattractive looking, it’s the least we can do to spruce it up a little with a coat of paint and repair a few of the cosmetic problems. (Even if the City can’t spare the funds to do it for whatever reason…)
As highlighted in the Union-Tribune article (re: “San Diegans do their part. Griping about city’s woes doesn’t help, so they pitch in.” By Michael Stetz, March 26, 2006). People are quitting complaining about the city’s money woes and inability to provide some services. And pitching in instead. A number of people are not about to let a little thing like the city’s huge pension fund deficit mess with their neighborhoods. Such activism is hardly new. What seems to be changing is the scope and ambition of some projects. People are cleaning parks and painting city firehouses and Read more