My husband and I are born & raised Temecula natives, and we are now raising our own two children here. As a family, we have always tried to give back to our local community as often as we can. Our first few years together we donated pies to the Temecula Community Christmas Dinner, even when we ourselves were struggling financially.
We are so thankful to be in a position that we can help others. In 2007 we were newlyweds, new parents, and new homeowners. When the economy crashed the construction industry was hit hard. Our property value decreased by 50% within 2 years of purchasing our home, we were facing foreclosure, and had to sell my husbands truck to pay our utilities.
My husband and my brother-in-law started what is now California Property Solutions in 2011 from nothing. No handouts, no backup plan. I could not be more proud of what the have accomplished and what they stand for.
For the third year, our family owned construction company has put together Thanksgiving meals for local families in need. Each meal consisted of a frozen 14 lb turkey, a roasting pan, a box of stuffing, a can of cranberry sauce, canned veggies, 5 lbs of fresh potatoes, gravy, rolls, and a fresh pie. We originally offered 12 meals but with the demand from the local community and donations from a few great friends we were able to increase to 20 available meals.
It is a great way to include our kids and allow them to help others. They enjoyed shopping for food, preparing the meal bags, and distributing to the families that came in to pick them up.