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All Things Made New

Posted September 05, 2018 Topic: Default

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All Things Made New is an organization started by Michelle Flores, a former elementary school teacher in Irving, Texas, who saw a need for mentorship, leadership and character development support for teenage girls in her community.  Michelle started a group for at-risk middle and high school girls called All Things Made New which initially met one night a month at a City of Irving building. Over the course of two years, the group had experienced so much interest and growth that ATMN opened its first facility in April of 2015.  ATMN expanded its services to include support for teenage and high school boys, teen moms and families.  

 

The beginning of 2018 brought with it an unexpected set-back for the organization.  Over the New Year’s break, the ATMN facility sustained a flood that destroyed the space and most of the belongings within it.  While ATMN searched for a permanent home, Kirkwood United Methodist Church hosted the organization, allowing them to continue to serve the community. After several months of searching and planning, the new location of ATMN opened in late summer 2018 at 2232 W. 5thStreet in Irving.  

 

McMahan Contracting LP quickly came to the aid of the organization and helped with their construction needs, such as installing new carpets and hard wood floors and painting, and company employees volunteered their time on a Saturday to clean up the exterior and even built a volleyball court for the organization!  McMahon called Polish Superintendent, GaryDean Mirabal, for help with polishing the 2,054 square foot game room and kitchen areas.  

 

Under GaryDean’s direction, Texas Bomanite employees Cecelio Mendoza, Julio Jimenez, Rigo Lopez, Alfonso Hernandez and Mike Samanego donated their time and Texas Bomanite donated the equipment and materials.  

 

“It was a seamless process and we are blown away by how fantastic the floors look!” said Michelle Flores, Founder and Executive Director for All Things Made New.  “The polished concrete adds so much warmth to the space.  We are so grateful!”

 

We were honored to be a part of this special project.  For more information about ATMN, go to allthingsmadenew.net and for McMahon Contracting, visit mcmahoncontracting.com.  

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