Lawns Ltd. Donates a Complete Landscaping Makeover to Friends for Life.
Waco, TX: Every year Lawns Ltd. chooses a worthy project for their "Give Back to the Community" Campaign. This year the premier landscaping company in Waco, chose Friends for Life, a Waco-based charity that serves the elderly and people with disabilities in 82 Texas counties.
The Landscaping Makeover included a low-maintenance design incorporating native grasses, flowering trees, shrubs and plants, crushed granite, rocks, and boulders. Also, an irrigation system was installed, and Lawns Ltd. will return each month as needed to maintain their creation.
“We were so happy to take on this project and be able to support Friends for Life,” said Lisa Torgersen, Founder, and CEO of Lawns Ltd. “They do amazing work for the elderly and people with disabilities. We wanted family members who drop off and pick up their loved ones each day, and the staff who work there to be proud of the facility. I know we have achieved that. We included maintenance because what’s worse than receiving a gift you cannot take care of?”
Friends for Life was able to purchase their present facility at 5000 Lakewood Dr. with the help of a grass-roots campaign and a major donation by The Paul and Jane Meyer Family Foundation. The facility houses the Adult Day Care and administrative offices for the Guardianship Program, which serves 82 counties in Texas, the Money Management Program, and the Independent Living/ Quality of Life Program.
“We are proud of our facility, but our landscaping surrounding it was sad. The outside didn't reflect the joy going on inside each day in our Adult Day Care,” said, Inez Russell, Friends for Life’s Founder and Executive Director. “We are so pleased that now it does. And knowing we don’t have to depend on volunteers to maintain it each month, is incredible. Lawns Ltd. gave us a gift that keeps on giving!“
The project which began fall of 2015 is now complete. To see the transformation, come by 5000 Lakewood Drive (street behind Baskin Robbins). There will be a Volunteer Appreciation Open House, May 3, from 4 – 6 PM with a special presentation honoring Lisa Torgersen and her team, as well as other deserving groups, at 5:30 PM. The public is invited for refreshments and facility tours.
About Lawns Ltd.
Lisa Torgersen began mowing lawns and maintaining exterior spaces in 1979 while in TSTC and then Baylor University. From there, the company evolved from a maintenance-only business to a full-service landscaping firm.
Lawns Ltd. is now a well-respected, and creative landscaping company. They believe that landscape design is a creative outlet but is only good if it can be sustained. Because of that, their residential and commercial designs underscore environmental stewardship by focusing on long-term sustainability. In addition, they never design or install anything that they or others cannot easily maintain.
Lawns Ltd. is located at 1821 Austin Ave. Waco, TX. Contact them at 254-752-8122 or visit www.lawnsltd.com
About Friends for Life
Friends for Life helps the elderly and people with disabilities live independently as long as possible, protects and cares for those who are unable to care for themselves and brings generations together to enrich lives.
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