There are many benefits to living in the Mesa community or surrounding area.  One of the best facets of life here is how much the community depends on and supports each other.  The City of Mesa has even implemented programs to help facilitate neighborly good deeds, and one of these programs is the Neighbors Helping Neighbors initiative.  This program sets up opportunities to work on home and property improvement for Mesa residents who cannot take care of everything on their own.  Projects include anything from landscaping to exterior painting and general upkeep.  Whether the home owner is an elderly person who can no longer physically complete these tasks, or a struggling family without the economic resources to spruce up their home, neighbors and local groups have stepped up to lend a helping hand.

Now, Neighbors Helping Neighbors is looking to get as many community members involved as possible.  They’re hoping to find groups that are willing to dedicate their time to painting the homes and grooming the lawns of those in need.  This is a fantastic opportunity for groups of students to earn volunteer hours, scouts to learn about the benefits of giving back, or even busy working professionals to take some time getting back to basics.  When we are able to help those around us, the benefits of this kind of work are often seen in our daily lives—we’re less stressed and more grateful for everything we have.  If you or your group do decide to join Neighbors Helping Neighbors for an afternoon of painting, here are a few quick tips: wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty with a paint or dirt smear, wear comfortable shoes since you’ll be on your feet, remember to stay hydrated as you work, and maintain a positive attitude.  The gratitude of the home owners you help through your service will certainly be worth it.

With so many neighbors willing to lend a helping hand, it’s no wonder residents stay here for generations.  If you’re looking for North Phoenix real estate, feel free to contact me anytime.  I’m a local expert who can help you find what you need in your new property.