Paint Blitz seeks helpers April 27
Volunteers are being sought for the annual Neighborhood Paint Blitz on Saturday, April 27.
This year’s effort will target homes in the Belaire neighborhood in northwest San Angelo. Work will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. or when the painting is complete. Volunteers age 15 and older are welcome. No painting experience is necessary, and all supplies and tools will be provided. Volunteers will be fed breakfast and lunch.
The Neighborhood Paint Blitz is a yearly effort to prevent blight in residential areas by sprucing up the homes of low-income residents, most of whom are elderly and disabled, who otherwise are unable to repaint their houses. Improving individual homes tends to create a positive ripple effect across a neighborhood.
Both individuals and teams are being enlisted. To sign up or for more information, contact Bob Salas, director of the City’s Neighborhood and Family Services Department, at 325-655-0824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Neighborhood Paint Blitz is a partnership between the City of San Angelo and Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness program.
Neighborhood & Family Services
The Neighborhood & Family Services Department was created to consolidate city neighborhood and family support functions and services, most notably neighborhood revitalization, neighborhood code compliance and health and education services for women, infants and children). During a reorganization in the fall of 2014, the animal control function was added because of the similarity in ensuring code compliance, public health and a quality of life standard in neighborhoods. The department is comprised of four divisions.
The Animal Services Division operates the animal shelter, investigates animal bites and allegations of animal cruelty, picks ups stray and dead animals, and accepts owned animals.
Community & Housing Support
The Community & Housing Support Division secures Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support the development of viable urban communities by expanding the supply of decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing for low- to moderate-income people.
The Code Compliance Division is responsible for proactively enforcing City ordinances regarding the health and safety of San Angelo's citizens. Code officers work with citizens on a daily basis to resolve code violations that impact the quality of life in San Angelo.
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, infants and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. Help with breastfeeding and accessing health care and other needs are also provided to those who qualify. We serve San Angelo-Tom Green County and all six surrounding counties. We also support foster parents or grandparents, single moms or dads, military personnel, and everyone in between.