Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Danville Stake arrived early May 10 at the rundown house in Pleasant Hill, laden with ladders, sanders, scrapers, paint, rollers and brushes, hammers, screw drivers and garden tools. Their mission? To transform the house into a welcoming home - including a lively mural on the garage - for some boys and girls in Contra Costa County.
The nonprofit Youth Homes group provides residential treatment programs for abused and neglected children and adolescents, a safe and supportive environment around the clock. This now fresh-as-a-daisy house will be the sixth in the county when it opens soon. Furniture came from the church's warehouse in Sacramento.