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Peoples’ Self-Help Housing celebrates ‘Neighbor Works Week’ beginning June 6 

A group of self-help builders.

A group of self-help builders.

Students to share a meal with senior residents

Elementary school students will bring a meal to share with seniors living at Peoples’ Self-Help Housing properties in Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles and Santa Maria as part of ‘Neighbor Works Week,’ a celebration that brings together affordable housing organizations, volunteers, neighbors, businesses and others across the country. The organization will also host an open house and tour of five self-help homes that are nearing completion in Los Alamos.

The organization is joining its community development partner Neighbor Works America for the week-long celebration, which officially takes place June 7-14 throughout the United States. The week is designed to, “celebrate neighborhood change and awareness.” Volunteers around the country will be working to rehab and repair homes, paint and landscape properties, conduct neighborhood tours, recognize successful partnerships, and host events.

Locally, elementary age students who participate in Peoples’ Youth Education Enhancement Program will be bringing a meal to share with seniors living in self-help senior apartments. The young people will also present to each senior a gift of a small, wooden house that they painted.  The public is invited to drop by and meet the seniors and students, plus tour the property.

“This is a special gift that represents the joy of having safe homes they are able to return to at night,” said Peoples’ Self-Help Housing CEO/President John Fowler. “While it’s a joy not everyone has, Neighbor Works Week is the perfect chance to recognize the work going on all over America to change that.”

“We’re All Neighbors” intergenerational meals:
· Saturday, June 6, Arroyo Grande: 3-4:30 p.m. Cawelti Court Senior Apartments, 351 S. Elm Street.
· Monday, June 8, Santa Maria: 3-4:30 p.m., Valentine Court Senior Apartments, 280 E. Newlove Drive.
· Friday June 12, Paso Robles: 3-4:30 p.m., Creekside Gardens Senior Apartments, 401 Oak Hill Road.

For more information on Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, visit www.pshhc.org, email info@pshhc.org or phone (805) 781-3088.

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