Dalworth Restoration Volunteers Spruce Up Patriotic Mural in Arlington as Act of Kindness

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With cans of red, white and blue paint and a little bit of elbow grease, volunteers with Dalworth Restoration spent Monday morning sprucing up a patriotic mural in east Arlington as a kickoff to the company’s annual Restoring Kindness movement.

The volunteers used rollers and paint brushes to carefully repaint the fading and cracked mural on the concrete retaining wall at a home in the 1800 block of East Mitchell Street. This project was Dalworth Restoration’s first of many acts of kindness planned for this month.

Dalworth Restoration hopes to inspire others to do acts of kindness throughout the community and volunteers were glad to support the City of Arlington’s new Acts of Kindness initiative. Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams has challenged residents to report 400,000 acts of kindness over the next year through the free Ask Arlington app. Monday’s mural project was added to the growing list of kind deeds spotlighted on the app.

“Every July we go out and do kind things around the community. It just so happened that Arlington launched its random acts of kindness. It was perfect,” said Amanda Florez, Dalworth Restoration marketing director.

The mural, which was originally painted in the early 2000s, features bold red and white stripes and blue panels with images such as the Statue of Liberty.

Florez said Dalworth Restoration employees will spread kindness throughout the community in other ways, which could be as simple as buying a stranger’s coffee or handing out free bottles of water to those who are out in the summer heat.

“We are challenging everybody to go out and do something nice,” Florez said.