Congratulations to the eternally amazing Pam Gerber, Executive Director of the Entrepreneurs' Foundation of North Texas (a subsidiary of the Communities Foundation of Texas), for organizing yet another fantastic Freedom Day last Thursday, September 11, 2008:
Dallas fire stations to get makeovers from volunteers Dallas Morning News
Dallas fire stations to get makeovers from volunteers
12:00 AM CDT on Thursday, September 11, 2008
By TANYA EISERER
Six Dallas fire stations and the fire museum will get a much-needed makeover today.
Dallas Fire Station No. 43, on Lombardy Lane, is one of six set to receive renovations today from volunteers as part of an Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas event.At least 400 volunteers will fan out across the city to renovate the stations as part of the seventh annual Freedom Day hosted by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas.
"We're enormously excited," said Dallas Fire-Rescue's executive officer, Leanne Siri. "The community has really responded. "
Pam Gerber, a foundation official who is coordinating the project, was in Home Depot on Wednesday buying last-minute supplies for the project.
"We've got 190 gallons of [donated] paint," she said. She said numerous items have been donated, including landscaping supplies, fans, mattresses and televisions.
She said the project is an effort to replace the "dark images" of the Sept. 11 attacks with "hope and commitment to our communities."
"This is the biggest proverbial thank-you note that we could give to our firefighters," she said.
The fire stations to be repaired today include:
• No. 3 (500 N. Oakland Avenue)
• No. 11 (3828 Cedar Springs Road)
• No. 16 (2616 Chalk Hill Road)
• No. 37 (6742 Greenville Avenue)
• No. 43 (2844 Lombardy Lane)
• No. 46 (331 E. Camp Wisdom Road)
She also said the foundation is planning to do more renovation work at other fire stations on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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