Christmas in Action completes 15,000th home repair

March 19 was like any typical spring weekend in Midland — in some way simultaneously feeling like both equally winter season and summer months with a dwelling repair service job or two taken on by volunteers with Xmas in Motion. This distinct weekend, nonetheless, marked a noteworthy occasion — the 15,000th home mend undertaking accomplished by Xmas in Action.

More than the past 50 years, Christmas in Action has been restoring and improving the residences of the elderly and disabled in our community. To commemorate this achievement, Christmas in Motion board users, home captains (both equally present-day and previous), area volunteers and out-of-city site visitors came alongside one another to tackle a unique 15,000th challenge.


30-a single (31) volunteers set up 9 new windows, all new siding, a new back again door, a new entrance storm doorway, painted the full home and updated the land scaping of a bodily challenged aged female with limited income. It was a whole working day of work for the volunteers, from sunrise to sunset. In that 1 day, nevertheless, they took treatment of a total host of household renovations that the recipient no for a longer time requirements to offer with.  A specific many thanks to Builders and Home owners, Framing Sq., Teen Obstacle and Homegrown Garden and Garden for the support you gave Christmas in Motion in building the working day a celebratory results.

And this was just just one household on a single day. Feel of the legacy that 15,000 repair assignments over 50 many years consists of. 15,000 desired repairs have been preset by dedicated volunteers. 15,000 occasions, our group has stepped up to treatment for neighbors by way of donations of both equally time and cash. 15,000 worries have been eliminated for folks that did not know exactly where else to transform for help. 

In 1972, when Bobby Trimble took his young men’s Sunday college class out to mend the houses of widows, he wasn’t wondering he was starting off a charity group and all that would entail. He was attempting to show his class how to practically live out their Christian religion and set their lesson into motion. But for the reason that there is generally a fantastic want for these kinds of a ministry, and since Midland is these a generous town, Mr. Trimble was capable to improve his thought into a full-time non-financial gain organization. As time handed, Mr. Trimble was able to share his vision and broaden the Xmas in Motion notion to cities not only in Texas but all throughout the United States.

Christmas in Motion does not just take any federal or point out funding but relies only on donations from the community. As the ministry has grown around the years, so have the donations from generous organizations, church buildings, persons, and foundations. Each individual donation has been poured back again into the local community to boost our town and enable persons sense safer in their own houses.

Fifty decades have absent by considering that its inception. Xmas in Action is now a fixture in the Midland community. Even just after the spring volunteer campaign is completed, Christmas in Action is daily doing work with aged, disabled, and disadvantaged homeowners to restore and swap roofs, siding, and windows as perfectly as setting up get bars and wheelchair ramps, correcting slab leaks, and repairing and replacing air conditioners and heaters. The Midland local community would be sorely at a decline if Xmas in Action had been not right here to serve those people who need to have it most.

Congratulations, Christmas in Motion, on 50 decades of faithful company to the Midland group. Here’s to 50 far more!