In 2016 the City of Richland Hills will participate in the Community Powered Revitalization program with 6 Stones. The Community Powered Revitalization (CPR) is a joint effort between 6 Stones, the cities of Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Watauga, Cleburne, Richland Hills and now Haltom City, various businesses, nonprofit organizations and churches to help struggling homeowners make necessary home repairs.
During two CPR events, one in the spring and one in the fall, volunteers work on a Friday and/or Saturday to perform exterior home repairs, painting, and cleaning of yards for homeowners who are having a difficult time finding the resources to maintain their homes. There are volunteer opportunities during the events for those of us who may not be able to assist with outdoor repairs, cleaning or painting. Volunteers are needed each day for registration of volunteers and to assist distributing the breakfast and lunch volunteers receive each day.
The CPR event this spring will be Friday and Saturday, April 8th and 9th. Volunteers can participate on either one day or both. The amount of volunteers participating will determine the number of homeowners we will be able to assist during the event. This is a volunteer driven event with assistance from various businesses. The success of the program for the past six years in Euless, Bedford and Hurst is due to the participation of hundreds of volunteers during each event. If your business, church or civic organization is looking to participate in a community service program the CPR program is a worthwhile opportunity. During a one or two day event we can improve the living conditions of a homeowner who may not be able to maintain their home on their own while revitalizing the neighborhood around that home.
As the date for Richland Hills CPR event gets closer volunteers will be able to register online through the 6 Stones CPR website at www.6stones.org/cpr.
Homeowners who would like to receive assistance during the CPR event will be required to submit an application. Applications are also available at the Richland Hills City Hall front desk and at the Richland Hills Library.
If you have questions about applying for the program, feel you have a neighbor that would benefit from the assistance the program provides or would like information on being one of the many volunteers please contact Fire Chief Russell Shelley at 817-616-3750, Jonathon McIntosh in Community Development at 817-616-3774, or Jason Moore in the City Manager’s Office at 817-616-3745