Lembke, Brown lend a helping hand in Lemay

Sen. Jim Lembke, R-Lemay, recently was joined by Rep. Cloria Brown, R-Concord, and other volunteers at three area homes slated to receive assistance from the Lemay Housing Partnership, or LHP.

“We have always been able to count on our elected representatives to come through for Lemay,” LHP Executive Director Justine Craig-Meyer stated in a news release. “As far as I know, this is the first time that elected officials have been able to make time to volunteer. They are usually so busy, it didn’t occur to me to ask.”

LHP garnered both funding and volunteer labor to help seniors, low-income and disabled homeowners make necessary repairs to their homes.

“Community service is what makes my district such a great place to call home,” Lembke stated in the release. “People care for each other.”

Lembke and his team worked with volunteer manager T.C. Parsons, who recently joined the LHP team. This new position was made possible by grant funding from the Port Authority Reinvestment Fund and donations from the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis. Thus far in 2011, area volunteers, in cooperation with LHP’s Board of Directors, have provided services to 25 low-income Lemay homeowners. LHP continues to make service opportunities available in Lemay to area volunteers.

“The people LHP works with every day, both volunteers and senior homeowners in need, know exactly how much support we need to make Lemay’s homes healthy and safe. We won’t let them down,” Parsons stated. “We hope the senator’s efforts will motivate others to help our area’s most vulnerable homeowners: the elderly, the disabled and those living on a fixed income.”