Friday, July 22, 2011

Plumbing and Windows Start Today

We have been amazed and blessed by the outpouring of support on our new expansion project in Shoreline called Jacob’s Well. Nearly 500 volunteers from more than 30 different churches, community groups and businesses have been working tirelessly to frame the new complex. So far, volunteers have contributed over 8,000 service hours in about 8 weeks’ time and served 1,100 meals along with countless cookies, muffins and cups of hot coffee, all to make workers feel appreciated. We estimate that the volunteer effort has saved the project $180,000, which is an incredible gift during economic times like we are in.

Upon completion, Jacob’s Well will have 20 apartments, a counseling center and a child care center. It’s being modeled after the successful Vision House program in Renton, which has been providing transitional housing and support services for over 20 years.

What’s Next?

The roof is nearing completion thanks to Bob Hernaki and Redmond Roofing. Windows and plumbing starts today and next are the doors and siding. Since we are committed to building our facilities debt-free, the next fundraising step is to raise $340,000 to install the heat and lights. Every week of activity on the construction site brings us one step closer to bringing a home to homeless families.