Members of Southwest Durham Rotary, the Rotary e-club of District 7710 and other Durham area Rotary clubs came together to spend the day renovating family bedrooms and a family common cialis 20mg room at Urban Ministries in downtown Durham.
The rooms, before renovation, have an industrial feel — cement walls, linoleum floors, fluorescent lighting. They are functional but not particularly homey. Each bedroom suite has four twin bunk beds and a bathroom. The family room is a larger room where residents can hang out, eat, watch TV, kids can play and so forth.
Lotta Love, a non-profit started in the Triangle area by interior designer Charlotta Sjoelin, designs updates for rooms in area shelters. With Charlotta’s design help and the assistance of a district Rotary grant, Rotary members made over these rooms by painting all the walls, adding new bedding and towels, hanging artwork and curtains, and adding rugs, storage and lighting. To the common family room, Rotary painted the walls and installed a new TV, built a large new kitchen table and benches, installed a wall bar with seating, and added a kids play area and some additional seating.
Rotary members also were lucky enough to meet some of the deserving families that live in the rooms that were made over. They were very excited! This was a great project with efforts and money directly helping local community members that allowed Rotary members to put a little sweat equity into the final result. Southwest Durham Rotary and the Rotary e-club hope to do additional work updating rooms at other shelters.