Over 30 people volunteered on Saturday, June 28th to help clean up landscaping at the home of our “Self-Sacrificing” family, Carolyn Butler and Debbie Lewis in Milton. The mother-daughter teacher duo were selected as the winners of the 2014 Home Repair project.
Help from United Way of Santa Rosa County, Majors Home Improvement, and the community provided much needed landscape cleanup for the family. A large oak tree growing over the home was trimmed by McAtee Lawn Service and numerous trees growing near the perimeter of the home were cleared out. Over 10 trailers full of debris was hauled off the site. Additionally, contractors from Avalon Air Conditioning & Heating and a local electrician inspected other needs while helping with the clean up. ”It was awesome to see skills, talent and hard work of so many in our community (plus a lot of good tools.) The landscape cleanup was a success!” states Andrea Sutrick, Project Coordinator from Majors Home Improvement.
The landscaping day helped to prepare the home for Majors installers to come back out on July 26th to replace windows and doors, install vinyl siding, provide kitchen cabinet repairs, and more. We are looking forward to the big finale to complete this home improvement transformation!
How can you help out? Please “like” and follow the United Way of Santa Rosa County and Majors Home Improvement on Facebook for future announcements for the Majors Helps program.
Over 450 votes were counted in the Majors Helps Home Improvement contest, but one family clearly stood out. The “Self-Sacrificing” family, also known as Carolyn Butler and Debbie Lewis, Milton, were selected as the winners of the 2014 Home Repair project. Majors Home Improvement, in partnership with United Way of Santa Rosa County, launched its 2014 community initiative, Majors Helps in March, inviting residents to advocate for others by submitting stories for a family in need. United Way and Majors narrowed the applications down to three families who were posted on Facebook for the community to vote. Plans are currently underway and a project date will be announced soon. The community can follow this family’s project transformation at United Way Santa Rosa County or Majors.
“It’s amazing to see the community’s response for this deserving family. We are excited to offer our home improvement expertise to repair their home,” states Mike Majors, president of Majors Home Improvement. This home will benefit from needed improvements which will provide a safer and more energy efficient home.
“We at United Way Santa Rosa County find the involvement of the community absolutely incredible,” shares Anja Machado, UW Director of Marketing and Communications. United Way and Majors are now seeking volunteers who would like to lend a helping hand during the home repairs, and detailed information pertaining to the date and types of skills desired will be released in the coming weeks. Volunteers can already sign up at United Way Santa Rosa’s Volunteer Center located at 6479-A Caroline St. in Milton, or by calling 623-4507.
Majors Home Improvement, in partnership with United Way of Santa Rosa County, is seeking your vote to choose one of three families in need of home repairs. Majors launched its 2014 community initiative, “Majors Helps” in March, inviting residents to advocate for others by submitting stories for a family in need. United Way and Majors have narrowed the applications down to three families. These three selections will be posted on Facebook for the community to choose the project from May 1 – May 15. The community can go to United Way SRC’s Facebook Page to place their vote. The winning entry will be chosen by the most Facebook votes. The community can follow the project transformation at Majors Home Improvement’s Facebook Page and right here!
“We are excited to partner with United Way to extend our home improvement expertise to help a family in need. This is a great opportunity to positively impact a local family, which touches our hearts,” states Mike Majors, President of Majors Home Improvement. After reviewing the applications, many homes could benefit from energy efficient window and door replacement, hurricane shutter protection, low maintenance vinyl siding and minor kitchen and bath repairs.
“Advocacy, speaking up for others in need, like one of these families, is a primary goal of our United Way. Each of these families has continued to give back to this community while maintaining home ownership. Together, we have confirmed the need for these energy saving home improvements and now need your vote in choosing which family our community will help,” shares Anja Machado, Director of Marketing and Communications of United Way of Santa RosaCounty.
The contest was open to all of Santa Rosa county, with entries coming from Pace,Milton, Bagdad and Navarre. Majors and United Way carefully selected three very deserving families in need. The families chosen have been impacted by latest hurricanes Ivan and Dennis and also have recently dealt with personal hardships. These families each demonstrate a character trait we would all respect. To read about these self-sacrificing, strong-hearted, and compassionate families in need of your vote, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UnitedWaySRC.