Every year Windermere closes its offices for one day to help make a positive difference in our local communities. It all started in 1984 when a handful of Windermere owners and agents came together to make repairs at a local elementary school. Thirty years and more than one million hours of community service later, we’ve continued this tradition through neighborhood-enhancing projects in the areas where our Windermere teams live, work, and play.
This year, we worked with The INN Between. The INN Between offers a safe, comfortable place where the homeless can spend their final days, weeks or months receiving professional hospice care in the company of people who care. The INN Between is the first hospice house for the homeless in Utah.
Our day consisted of working on improvements, inside and out. We helped build a memorial garden, prepped the grounds for fencing, completed various landscaping projects, and built and installed benches to enjoy the beautiful new landscape.
It was amazing to see so many hands come together and accomplish so much in one day. For the majority of the day, Robyn and I worked on the paving stone path and landscaping for the memorial garden. It was fun to use the tamper, although your hands got numb preeettttty fast. No injuries occurred while we were there, only an accidental break in a sprinkler pipe. It was time to cool off anyway.
Do you have 30 seconds? We could use your vote on Facebook for a $2,000 grant that will be donated to charity. All you need to do is like our Community Service Day photo. Pretty simple, right? Vote for our photo here.