Makeover for Muscatine Homeless Shelter
Thanks to a company in Britain, a homeless agency in Muscatine will get a much-needed make-over. This weekend, volunteers will re-paint the shelter run by the Muscatine Center for Social Action with chalk paint provided by Annie Sloan Interiors.
Center director Charla Schafer says to celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Annie Sloan company donated paint to 25 projects around the world. And her center is one of just three in the US.
Twenty years ago, a YMCA in Muscatine was converted into a homeless shelter with 8 rooms for families. One has been re-painted already.
Schafer says the new interiors were designed by the local Annie Sloan dealer, Fresh Vintage.
Volunteers will complete most of the work this weekend, then put the final touches on next weekend.
Currently 20 people are living at the Muscatine Center for Social Action shelter, and 9 of them are children.