On Sunday, volunteers from Temple Rodef Shalom and McLean Islamic Center became master painters as they tackled a repair project for Homestretch. Homestretch works with individual families for as long as two years, helping them with training and education, job placement, budgeting, home management, and other skills on the path out of homelessness.
The group of twenty people from Temple Rodef Shalom and McLean Islamic Center painted a three bedroom apartment, cleaned the kitchen and bathrooms, and cleaned the carpet, making a bright, shiny, welcoming home for a family in transition. A great time was had by all, and at the end of the day the volunteers were tired but satisfied with a job well done! Thank you to Rabbi Saxe and Dr. Chaudhry for their wonderful recruiting effort and your support. A special thanks goes out to Nikki for the bagels, Dr. Chaudhry for the wonderful case of pineapple juice, and Rabbi Saxe for the pizza. Yachad looks forward to working with this wonderful group again and we can’t thank them enough for all of their hard work and good spirits.