The Atlantic Key Energy (AKE) team changed into their work clothes Saturday and got their hands dirty, literally. The area managers and sales team traded in their clipboards for some work gloves to help revamp the home of Marsha Shealey, a single mom to four children and a teacher at Navarre High School.
“This was a rental before and then she moved into it, and so we’re helping her fix it up,” said Cheyenne Salisbury, the head of media at AKE. “We’ve done the roof solar, and now we’re German schmearing her house.”
German schmear is a house finishing technique that mimics the look of irregular stones and heavy mortar joints. It is similar to whitewashing bricks but uses a sand mixture instead of a thinned-out paint mixture to coat the brick exterior.
“This is our first charity event here, but we plan to do it a lot more often,” Salisbury said.
Read the full article in the June 18 issue of Navarre Press.