Local Churches / Businesses Participate in Third PIP Days Projects

pip1DUNCANVILLE, TX – Last Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, 51 volunteers from First United Methodist Church Duncanville, First Christian Church Duncanville and local business Sew Euro-drive, participated in the third PIP Days Projects. They worked on projects at 207 E. Little and 358 W. Vinyard. Work included repairing and replacing house siding, painting, repairing fences, trimming and cutting down trees, and installing a deck/ramp. There were enough volunteers that they also offered to trim trees and shrubs for a property owner across the street from 207 E. Little and the owner was delighted for the assistance! Work on 207 E. Little continues this Friday and Saturday.
Wednesday and Thursday of this week, another 7 volunteers from Holy Spirit Catholic Church Knights Hands, also removed and replaced a fence at 1122 Stanwyck Avenue as part of the PIP Days projects.
Republic Services provided assistance by picking up the bulk waste and tree debris immediately, allowing room for additional bulk waste to be placed, which was also picked up promptly. Food for the volunteers was donated by Duncanville Subway and Sonic restaurants, and the Duncanville Chamber of Commerce. Monetary donations to FUMC were also provided by Chapter Theta Pi of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority. The city provided porta-potties and water for the volunteers.
Assistant Public Works Director Jackie Culton was the city point of contact and coordinated efforts with the PIP Days team and the Duncanville Neighborhood Vitality Commission. It was another successful team effort to improve the community of Duncanville and we continue to see the PIP Days grow and mature as a partnership between FUMC and the Neighborhood Vitality Commission. Efforts are underway to create a non-profit organization and further refine the process for selection of project properties.