Oct. 22, 2014, Del Rio, Texas (Del Rio News-Herald) – Residents at the Del Rio Nursing & Rehabilitation Center received a kind donation from local Home Depot employees.
On Friday, an unused courtyard at the center of the facility underwent a makeover as Home Depot employees volunteered their time and service to help renovate it.
Del Rio Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Administrator Carl Strange said the renovation was much needed, as the courtyard was unusable for many years.
“I reached out to Home Depot about this courtyard that hasn’t been used in years,” said Strange. “We have some residents that seek to exit the facility, so with this courtyard they will still be able to go outside, but in an enclosed and safe environment. The residents won’t be able to run out into the street. I wrote Home Depot a letter and they’ve responded and came out and look at the courtyard. They said they wanted to help us out, and our residents, by rebuilding the courtyard so we can start utilizing it. So (now) the residents that want to go outside, but can’t because of safety risk, can now be put in a safe location outside where they can enjoy the outdoors. Home Depot has really gone over and beyond. They’re redoing the floor and they’re doing some repaving so the residents can plant during the springtime. It’s going to benefit us and the community (tremendously).”
Home Depot donated a total of 236 16 x 16 pavers and two pallets of sand, along with nine employees who assisted in the renovation.
“We’re doing good,” Jose Rosales, a volunteer from Home Depot, said. “We are having a good time here. We are going to come back tomorrow (Saturday) and finish it up.”