Extreme Home Makeover: Young Lawyer Edition
While many of us spent an early spring Saturday morning catching up on much-needed z’s, members of the MBA Young Lawyers Section were out doing what lawyers do best – lending a hand to a neighbor in need. The Extreme Home Makeover was a community effort to repair and revitalize the distressed home and property of a local veteran, sparked by a request from District Justice Harold Borek to the North Penn and Indian Valley Boys and Girls Clubs. The outside of the Lansdale home had fallen on hard times and was in desperate need of repairs, and the yard was full of discarded items and overgrowth. MBA President Bob Morris, also a director for the Boys and Girls Club, turned to the Young Lawyers Section with a request for much needed labor and support. Literally within minutes of the request, members of the Young Lawyers Section answered the call and volunteered their time on a Saturday morning. Some lawyers even brought family members along to help with the daylong effort, which grew to draw attention from Fox 29, Action News and other news media.
Necessary items such as a dumpster, paint, tools, mulch, and food and drinks for the volunteers were graciously donated by local businesses and individuals who also gave their time to help the cause. The outdoor tasks included properly disposing of waste and hazardous materials, installing a new fence, planting trees and shrubs, cleaning the yard, and painting the house. After a long day, the outside of the house and the property looked terrific—and the lawyers returned home for a good night’s sleep. Every day, community groups, churches, schools, non-profits and neighbors count on the good work of Montgomery County lawyers. And despite aching backs and tired feet, Monday morning would arrive soon enough.
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