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Posted on: March 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Tool-lending program kicks off March 20

The Colony Cares truck and tools

"Beautification” has been a buzzword in The Colony for many years. The City Council, Keep The Colony Beautiful Board, and the residents they serve often prioritize programs and services aimed at neighborhood enhancement.

With those goals in mind, the City of The Colony has launched a tool-lending program called, The Colony Cares, in which residents may checkout a variety of common home-improvement tools for use on their property – completely FREE of charge!

A special kick-off event, during which residents may browse available equipment and ask questions of staff, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 20, in the parking lot adjacent to Fire Station No. 2 at 5571 North Colony Blvd.

The Colony Cares is the first program of its kind in North Texas. It is overseen by the city’s Community Image Department as an extension of its Volunteer Assistance Program (VAP). Neighborhood Enhancement Officer Danny Dill is the program’s coordinator. Dill hopes this program will help those residents who have the ability to keep their homes maintained but not the means.

“The Colony Cares is designed for residents working on their own property,” Dill said. “We hope this program will help fill in the gaps for those homeowners who may not have big projects that qualify for the Volunteer Assistance Program but still need help with the upkeep of their home.”

The program is also available to volunteer groups working on neighborhood projects, such as Scout Troops, church groups, and/or students. Most of the tools and equipment were acquired through donations and grant money received to start this program.

Tools offered include, but are not limited to: gas-powered lawn mowers; weed trimmers; blowers; rakes; shovels; ladders; pole saws; pruning shears; hedge trimmers; and safety gear. For more information, email Danny Dill or call 972-624-3160.

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