By Todd R. Hansen
More than 100 volunteers cleaned up the grounds, added landscaping and helped paint a colorful, flowing, building-long mural at Highland Elementary School in Vallejo on Monday.
The work was part of the ninth annual MLK Workday project hosted by Rebuilding Together Solano County, with the support of Kaiser Permanente and Home Depot.
It was an extra-special opportunity for Eva Garcia.
“When my son was growing up he was crying,” Garcia retells the story. She also sits on the Rebuilding Together board. “So I asked him what he needed and he said he needed me to draw him a bird. So I drew him a bird, and he cried even more.”