Wind River volunteers have been busy all over Madison in the last week.  On Saturday August 2nd, a team from Wind River participated in Project Home’s 26th annual Paint-a-Thon, an event held to paint home exteriors for low-income homeowners in Dane County and surrounding areas.

Karla paintingJohn painting
Project Home provides a variety programs and services to help home-owners in our community with basic home repairs and maintenance.  Since 1989, Project Home has helped paint 500 homes in Dane County alone. The Wind River team helped to paint a home on Madison’s east side.  Thank you to Project Home for coordinating this great event.  Thanks also to our Team Leader, Monica, who guided us all to a successfully completed project!  (Monica is shown below with our site supervisor, Newman the cat.)

Monica Painting

On Monday August 4th, the Wind River team returned to the Ronald McDonald House in Madison to make a meal for families staying there.  The Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for families whose children are undergoing treatment at Madison area health care facilities.  Our group always enjoys making a meal at the Ronald McDonald House.  Their staff does a fantastic job of educating our group on their mission, and how preparing meals and other volunteer projects support that mission.

Ronald McDonald CrewBetsy and Helen at Ronald

If you have a group interested in making a meal or participating in another volunteer project at the Ronald McDonald House in Madison, contact their House Director, Tara Hensley at (608)-232-4671, or by email at thensley@rmhcmadison.org .