Neighborworks Alaska Helps to ‘Paint the Town’

The cooler weather in Anchorage was perfect for volunteers who turned out to brighten up the community. Your Alaska Link’s Ian Stewart reports on how the group helped paint the town.

It was nice to see for many people the community to come together when it does. Neighborworks Alaska, a nonprofit organization, was out today for the ‘Paint the Town’ event. ‘Paint the Town’ is a part of the Neighborworks Week, a nationwide initiative that takes place during this time.

“It’s an event where we bring volunteers and sponsors together to paint the homes of deserving neighbors throughout anchorage.” – Lindsay Hajduk/Community Engagement Director

Neighborworks Alaska has been around for 40 years, helping connect those to safe, affordable housing.

“We have a community volunteer team that helps kind of go through the applications, try to find homes that fit well with the scope of what we can do with volunteers.” – Lindsay Hajduk/Community Engagement Director

Lindsey Hajduk, the community engagement director and Deborah Farrell have been participating in the paint the town event for years now, and Deborah loves getting out to help the community when she can.

“Anything that makes our community stronger, I enjoy, but also just the happiness on the person’s face that we’re helping out. I just just to see that it makes me happy.” – Deborah Ferrell/Veteran Volunteer

Not only does helping the community keep her going, but also those she works with.

“So having our various departments out here and getting to know each other, it’s just nd other people as well, it’s just a lot of fun. And like I said, helping out, helping is really important to me.” – Deborah Ferrell/Veteran Volunteer

Neighborworks is planning on having a project next Thursday. Ian Stewart, Your Alaska Link, Anchorage