An Azle family is one of many to get a newly renovated home thanks to a faith-based nonprofit and an army of volunteers.
Servolution Network is building communities one home at a time, and Jason Malewiski is the man behind the mission.
“We sent about 40 volunteers here yesterday,” said Jason Malewiski, executive director of Servolution Network. “We have a lot more here today. They cleaned out three dumpsters full of trash from outside and inside the house.”
Owner William Gray had issues with hoarding and code compliance.
“There’s a shed, and volunteers are getting rid of a bunch of stuff that I haven’t used in years, 10 years,” Gray said. “I’ve been here for 18 years now.”
The association operates with the efficiency of a military operation. Malewiski is an Air Force and Navy veteran who asked for help from the community and sponsors.
“We rallied the troops, called them here and assigned this house to the mayor of Azle, because it is a challenge for the town of Azle,” Malewiski said.
“The most important part is helping people,” said Alan Brundrett, the mayor of Azle.
Home improvements boost morale and create safe spaces for families.
“Mr. Gray is raising two teenagers in this house,” Malewiski said. “It’s an opportunity for them to learn from dad that he’s ready to change.”
It’s a change from scratch – for both home and owner.
Servolution Network said it plans to follow up to make sure Gray’s home stays clean and up to code.
Teams renovated eleven homes in just two days, and there are plans to expand the effort to other cities.