It was miracle on Guadalupe Street this week for 80 year old Ruth Erwin.
“We’re going to still have the prettiest home on the block,” Erwin says.
When Erwin and her husband purchased the home 42 years ago it was their perfect little home and with time and health issues though, parts of the home and backyard began to show it’s age. Over a dozen teenagers and organizers from “Make a Difference,” a Catholic Diocese Organization in conjunction with Faith in Action has spent the whole week cutting brushes, constructing, painting and bringing Erwin’s castle back to life.
Volunteer Bernice Backer says, “Ruth the mother hadn’t she’s out now and visibility and she now has a different outlook on life, we made a difference in her life.”
These volunteers did not just help build wheelchair ramps and flower beds but they also build a movement of spirituality. “It’s not just about fixing up their home, but we build our community together and I think that’s the coolest thing to watch happen,” teenager and volunteer Sarah Corbitt says.
17 year old volunteer John Carrillo says, “It helps around the community like we’re building that’s why we started to work with rebuilding San Angelo and that’s what it’s all about.”
Making other’s dreams come true…
“They have made it feel like my home again, they truly have,” Erwin says.
A home sweet home.
The group began on Monday and finished Thursday. Next week teenagers from Claremore, Oklahoma will be on Pulliam street making a difference at another family's home.