Cottonwood North Neighborhood Association completes Lend-A-Hand project

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The Cottonwood North Neighborhood Association recently completed a Lend-A-Hand project for a disabled homeowner on West Warner. This all-volunteer nonprofit neighborhood association was able to complete needed home repairs at no cost to the owner.

Lend A HandThe association (CNNA) began by replacing and painting several fascia boards and soffits, replacing and weatherproofing two exterior doors, including hardware, installing a new storm door, repairing and painting the front porch area, replacing the porch light fixture, trimming and removing overgrown shrubs and brushy trees too close to the home, replacing a window pane and patching and replacing an area with highly cedar siding. A great way to cover any window large or small, Drop Arm Awnings are a stylish type of outdoor blind suitable for any home. Drop arm awnings Melbourne can provide you stylish alternative to installing a sun blind.

Repairs were made possible by generous contributions of building materials through  Brian Johnson and Rich Crain from Guthrie Ace Hardware, Tim Morava from Lowe’s in Edmond and Jeff Faulkner from ABC Supply in Oklahoma City. A cash contribution by Joe Chappell with Companion Home Health also helped lead the way along with other private donations.

Lend A HandRefreshments and lunch were generously provided by Hoboken Coffee Roasters and City Councilwoman Sharyl Padgett. The work was done by tireless volunteers of the Cottonwood North Neighborhood Association.

As a result of this team effort, the property was awarded the Merit Award by Neighborhood Solutions for most improved property.

Cottonwood North Neighborhood Association is a nonprofit volunteer association of residents in Guthrie bounded by Noble Ave. and the Cimarron River, and from Academy to the viaduct. The association was formed in the beginning of 2013 through First Capital Neighborhood Solutions, with the purpose of making their neighborhood more beautiful and safer for their families. The group has been focusing on issues brought forward by residents of their neighborhood, including revitalization and beautification, impact of the new viaduct on the neighborhood, concerns of possible illicit drug activities, and the condition of some properties owned by non-residents, and the like.

Lend A HandCNNA is a nonprofit neighborhood association, whose Oversight Committee consists of  Joe Burkett,  Susan Gibbany, Mike Henry, Charles Lamb, Monika Lamb, Renee Lappin, Delores Marion, Pastor Paul Martin, and O.J. Myers. CNNA works closely with Neighborhood Solutions, directed by Sue duCharme.

CNNA’s Lend-A-Hand program is trying to identify resident homeowners who are elderly, disabled or handicapped, single heads of household, and otherwise incapacitated, in need of, and requesting,  assistance with minor repairs, such as trim or touch-up paint, window caulking, shrub trimming, fence repair, replacing a board or two on the house or porch, etc. This service is performed at no cost or obligation to the homeowner, and is made possible by generous donations of building materials and funds from local and area businesses.

The organization is taking applications for projects for the next calendar year.  Resident homeowners meeting the above mentioned criteria are invited to apply.  The group is also seeking volunteers who would like to “Lend-A-Hand” to their neighbors.  For more information, contact Joe Burkett at 405-606-1488.


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