Plano CARES

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The Plano CARES team has created a Tool Lending Program for residents who don’t have the means or ability to cut their own grass or trees. If you or your neighbor cannot afford to hire a landscape company, and do not own or have access to the equipment needed for yard work, we’re here to help! The Tool Lending Trailer is filled with everything you need to maintain your yard and is sanitized after each use. You can borrow a lawn mower, weed eater, safety glasses, broom, pole saw, hand saw and hedge shears. 

Qualifications for this program will be determined on a case by case basis and an application must be filled out. Reach out to your Property Standards Specialist if you or someone you know may be in need. Use the specialist map to find out who the specialist is for your area. Priority for lending will be given to residents with active code cases.

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Plano Code Abatement by Residents Engaged in Service (CARES) connects local volunteers to residents in need of assistance with common property code violations. While most residential violations are quickly resolved, those who are not able to correct violations because of physical or financial hardship may find assistance through Plano CARES. Eligible violations may include minimal tree trimming, trash removal, damaged fence removal/repair, accessory building removal/repair, and minor exterior home repair.

Project work days are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of every month from March through November. Tools and equipment will be available on work days for volunteer use. Volunteers must be 18 years or older to operate power tools and youth groups must be supervised by an adult. Tools and space are limited. For more information, please call 972-208-8150.

Most importantly, Plano CARES depends on the dedication and hard work of volunteers like you. Click on the button below to volunteer!

Plano CARES is a program managed by the Property Standards Division of Neighborhood Services.