Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary members help upgrade the ‘Take Wing’ Transitional Living Facility

Fourteen Rotarians and friends of the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club painted, weeded, built garden boxes, and planted flowers, ground cover, and vegetables at the “Take Wing” apartment complex in Point Loma on April 26 as part of Rotary’s “Rotarians at Work Day.”

The Rotarians provided shovels, hoes, trowels, rakes, and other gardening tools, plus vegetable plants and bags of potting soil, fertilizer, and mulch to the Take Wing apartments. San Diego Youth Services provided the paint and painting supplies, lumber, succulents, and flowering plants.

Take Wing offers transitional housing and support to youth, age 18-24, who have “aged out” of foster care, are homeless, or are at-risk of homelessness. It is one of many services offered by San Diego Youth Services, a nonprofit organization that has helped improve the lives of hundreds of thousands homeless, runaway, abused and at-risk youth in the San Diego area. The majority of the youth who graduate from the Take Wing program are able to secure stable housing and maintain employment after their exit.

Rotarians at Work Day is a worldwide community service day on the last Saturday in April each year. It was started in 2006 as a joint effort by the two Rotary Districts headquartered in San Diego and Tijuana.

The Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club meets Friday mornings at the Morgan Run Resort for breakfast, service project planning, and an informative speaker. For more information, see www.DMSBR