April 20-21 in Tigard
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Ms. Angeles is a single mom who lives with her 20 year old son in the home she raised her family in. She survived endrometrial cancer in the summer of 2016, struggled to stay afloat through surgery and recovery, then became her father's caretaker until his death in Summer 2017. It's been a tough couple of years. Her home is stable, but needed some significant TLC.
When we arrived, there was a big blue tarp covering a large portion of the roof to keep the rain out. We repaired that section of roofing. There were also miscellaneous repairs to do inside, from former handyman jobs that never got finished. We took care of that too. Finally, we replaced her old, dilapidated cedar fence in the back yard... which had been knocked-over in a few places, had gaps, and was in rough shape. This was an awesome project, with amazing volunteers who worked all day on Friday and half-day on Saturday in beautiful Spring weather....25 volunteers in all!
Ms. Angeles spent time with the volunteers and made many new friends. When asked how the project went, she said... "From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much! This has been so life-changing for me, it was amazing!" She especially appreciated interacting with Lloyd, one of our volunteers who is a retired contractor and about the same age as her father, calling him a "Godsend." What an amazing group of generous people! Following is a personal account, written by one of our Project Advocates, Todd Everett:
"As an advocate on the Angeles project, I had the privilege of meeting Ms. Angeles and hearing a bit more of her story and how the repairs would help her “restart” and “get the momentum going again”. And boy did the momentum flow. With only a handful volunteers on Friday (always a tough one to fill), the team knocked out the entirety of the two major roof repair spots, but also repaired the internal Sheetrock damage and under sink repairs. That paved the way for the over 15 volunteers to absolutely rock the old fence tear-out and rebuilt the new fence - all before the lunch break! It’s not all that often one gets to really experience “flow”: When you’re working in a way that time starts to become a non-factor and you’re in the “zone” of unified productivity. But that’s what happens on these projects - we move and act as these “giving units” looking for more and more ways to bless - beyond expectation. It’s amazing. It’s Kingdom. Thank you to all who came out and blessed this wonderful lady. Here’s to many more projects together."
Crew Chiefs: Ryan Kerner & Carson Puppo
Project Advocates: Todd Everett & Dan Hedeen
Site Host: Linda Owen
Parr Lumber, for giving us a fantastic discount on fencing materials!
Living Hope Fellowship, for providing volunteers
Westside - A Jesus Church, for providing volunteers