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Faith Works Coalition – 2010 Summary of Projects

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50. Elderwood Ct., January 17, 2010. Low income homeowner had a leaky dormer. A roofing contractor was hired to fix the problem at a cost of $800. The homeowner donated a like amount to FWC.

51. Del Mar Dr., Dec – Jan 2010. This family is mostly disabled and has difficulty with routine household chores. The November Nor’easter brought some damage to their very modest home. FWC volunteers repaired the roof leak, replaced a section of LR ceiling that had collapsed; repaired the washing machine; and, replaced the water heater. They also devoted two days removing accumulated trash and old furniture. Costs to FWC were approximately $900.00

52. Mason St., January 23, 2010. The homeowner had water damage in the bathroom hallway, and a leak in the roof. Several Construction Committee members repaired the water damage at a cost of less than $30. Roof repairs were contracted out at a cost of $xxx.

53. Spartin Dr., February 5, 2010. This mobile home was in need of a roof repair. The home owner was able to conduct the repairs but not able to buy the materials. Two FWC volunteers surveyed the roof to determine what materials were needed. The volunteers procured the roofing materials and delivered them to the homeowner. The cost was less than $215, $25 of which was donated to FWC by the homeowner.

54. Keener Lane, February 8 – 17, 2010. The homeowner suffers with an advancing case of Parkinson’s disease and his wife is his sole care-giver. The configuration of the only bathroom in the home was such that it was unsafe for use. FWC volunteers gutted the bathroom and adjacent linen closet, and rebuilt the former to include a new shower, handicapped commode, vanity, and shelving alcove. A handrail the length of the room was in stalled making the bath handicapped accessible. The cost of this project was $1,750.00.

55. Magnolia St., March 11, 2010. Low income homeowner had a leaky roof. A roofing contractor was hired to fix the problem at a cost of $400. FWC volunteers repaired both bathroom floors, the kitchen floor and bedroom floor. The cost of the project was $524.88.

56. 404 West Lane, March 2010. At the request of the Judeo-Christian Outreach Center (JCOC), FWC renovated this duplex, restoring it to habitability. Old kitchen cabinets and sink were replaced; the bathrooms were updated and repaired; all floors were re-carpeted or received new linoleum; and, all walls were painted. Unserviceable appliances were removed and replaced. JCOC agreed to pay for all building materials and appliances; FWC provided all labor and expertise.

57. Geranium Cres., April 28, 2010. Volunteers completed several “honey do” projects at no cost to FWC.

58. Cloverleaf Apartments, S. Military Hwy, May 22. An FWC volunteer helped build a garden loggia at Cloverleaf Apartments which provides apartments for homeless single people. , had its grand opening Thursday. The 60-unit complex is regional project sponsored by Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk and Portsmouth.

59. Bill Shepherd Project, Suffolk, June 2-4. Volunteers were at the home of FWC’s late friend and fellow traveler, Bill Shepherd. They cleaned out three basement rooms; painted the walls and floors; and, hauled trash to the city dump. They also installed a ceiling in a basement office; built window frames around three windows; painted the carport wall; and, power-washed the deck. The intent of this board approved project was to assist Bill’s wife in bringing the home up to a “show-able” condition for sale. Cost of the project was less than $250.

60. Sykes Avenue, May 12, 2010. An elderly widow with very limited income had a roof leak and was told by two roofing companies that she needed a new roof at a cost of several thousand dollars. Two volunteers from FWC inspected the roof and determined that it could be repaired instead of replaced. FWC engaged a professional roofer to make the needed repairs at a cost of $200.00.

61. Catholic Heart Work Camp (CHWC) Projects, June 16-18, 2010. FWC worked with CHWC as a “Partner Organization” in the projects listed below. FWC provided no funding or materials for these home improvement projects.
a. Longleaf Road. (Elderly/retired adult) Caulk & paint shutters, fence rail/posts, front door, living room and bedroom ceilings; replace storm door latch; patch termite damage; wash windows and Screens; repair kitchen sink cabinet; grout kitchen tiles; and, repair fireplace trim.
b. Admiral Drive. (Elderly/retired adult) Remove lawn debris, and landscape the entire lot; clean gutters; power wash decks; and, paint exterior trim.
c. Blackburn Lane. (Elderly adult) Remove lawn debris and landscape the property; clean gutters; repair fence pickets; power wash deck; clean out attic; and, wash windows.
d. Wolfsnare Road. (Disabled/elderly adult) Paint doors, door trim, walls and kitchen cabinets; repair chain link fence; remove all lawn debris; landscape and prune the entire property.

62. Hamil Ct., August 6, 2010. An elderly widow on a limited income needed several “honey do” projects accomplished. Light fixtures were replaced; doors were repaired; gutters were cleaned; and, small ramps were installed at the front door. The cost to FWC was less than $100.00.

63. Middleground Court, Derby Run Mobile Home Park, August 27-28, 2010. A disabled lady had some dangerous flooring in her trailer. FWC volunteers rebuilt the flooring in the hall and bedroom, and installed vinyl and carpet. Plumbing leaks to the washer/dryer were repaired, and a bathroom grab bar and a raised toilet seat were put in place. The rotten decking on the porch was replaced, and the yard received a general clean-up. Cost to FWC was approximately $500.

64. School Road, September 4th, 2010. FWC volunteers installed a new vinyl kitchen floor, repaired and re-tiled water damaged bathroom walls, replaced a faulty electrical receptacle, and repaired the front porch stoop. They also replaced a leaky toilet supply valve, cleaned the front gutter and cut back ivy growth in the front of the house and over the porch. Cost to FWC was less than $250.00.

65. Polluck Dr., County View Mobile Home park, September 10, 2010. An elderly lady on a fixed income had some roof leaks. Our contract roofer was hired to make the necessary repairs. Total cost was less than $150.

On Saturday, November 6th. The Youth Group from St. Aidans Episcopal painted the outside of this trailer and did a wonderful job. A picnic lunch was provided for the volunteers by FWC.


66. Rutherford Rd. September 15, 2010. Two elderly sisters had some plumbing leaks under the house preventing repairs to the floor furnace. Our contract plumber made the necessary repairs. Cost to FWC was $315.

67. 51st St., North End, September 21, 2010. A very elderly widow could not afford to make repairs to her roof. Our roofing contractor made the necessary repairs. The cost to FWC was $500. 69. Iron Liege Run, Derby Run Mobile Home Park, October 4-11, 2010. The homeowner asked FWC for help in repairing dangerous floors and restoring a badly deteriorated bathroom. We repaired the flooring in six rooms, rebuilt and re-plumbed the bathroom, installed vinyl and carpet on the rebuilt floors, and installed two house jacks for trailer stability. Cost of the project was $1,750, $500 of which the homeowner paid.

68.  Iron Liege Run, Derby Run Mobile Home Park, October 4-11, 2010.  The homeowner asked FWC for help in repairing dangerous floors and restoring a badly deteriorated bathroom. We repaired the flooring in six rooms, rebuilt and re-plumbed the bathroom, installed vinyl and carpet on the rebuilt floors, and installed two house jacks for trailer stability. Cost of the project was $1,750, $500 of which the homeowner paid.

69. Muth Lane,  November 4 and 5, 2010. FWC construction volunteers fixed faulty bathroom plumbing, reset the commode, replaced broken tile and repaired the vanity and sink. The bathroom sub floor was repaired and new vinyl was installed. Missing soffits on the front porch were installed, and the porch light was replaced. A front room was re-paneled and the window was resealed. Total cost of the project was $346.

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