Denton County Giving: Keep Flower Mound Beautiful
If you're a resident of Flower Mound, you've probably heard of or have even participated in a service project or event hosted by Keep Flower Mound Beautiful. This community nonprofit works to beautify Flower Mound by cleaning and sprucing up areas around town that need some love and attention.
We had the chance to sit down with Marilyn Lawson, KFMB President and 2017 Outstanding Citizen Award Recipient, about her history with KFMB and what they're working towards now and in the future.
Marilyn has been a Flower Mound resident for more than 20 years and has volunteered with KFMB since 2005. In 2010 she served as President and Treasurer and has been heading the nonprofit ever since.
One of the projects Marilyn has organized that she's most proud of is the Lend-A-Hand program she created along with former Flower Mound Mayor, Tom Hayden. This program offers help to homeowners here in Flower Mound who are unable to complete home repairs due to age, illness or loss of income.
Marilyn recalled a specific Lend-A-Hand project they were working on with a veteran for over three years. During those three years, Marilyn said this individual they were serving truly started to feel like family to them, and she was so grateful to have the opportunity to help this individual take care of and maintain their home.
You've probably also heard of KFMB because of their Bi-Annual Trash Bashes and Festivals - one happening in the Spring and the other in the Fall. Their next Trash-Off & Festival is happening April 13, 2019 from 8:30am-1:00pm at Flower Mound High School. It's a great opportunity to volunteer and participate in a major clean-up of the town!
But KFMB is in need of volunteers year-round for projects. They have monthly clean up projects that happen on the third Saturday of each month you can participate in. Or if you'd like to do a project as a family or group, they're always willing to provide locations that are in need of special attention.
What they're currently in need of the most is skilled laborers who can help with projects, especially the Lend-A-Hand projects where they're having to repair and replace items like fascia board, screens, gutters, and more. There are unfortunately certain projects KFMB is not able to complete because they just don't have the skilled labor required. So, if you're a handyman and can help them with replacing fascia board on a two-story home, they'd love to have you volunteer!
If time or physical labor is something that's difficult for you to donate, there are other monetary ways you can support KFMB. Did you know that you can ask Amazon to donate 0.5% of each eligible purchase to the charity of your choice? And KFMB is an option! You can also register your Kroger and Tom Thumb Rewards to contribute to them! Find out how here.
We've always been big supporters of Keep Flower Mound Beautiful, especially because we live and work here. So, to keep our town looking as beautiful as it does, consider volunteering your time with them to clean up areas around town that need some love or by serving someone in our community with some home maintenance.