Habitat – July 23 crew – a HOT day in North Chicago
Dear Habitat Supporters,
We had a toasty hot, productive day up in North Chicago yesterday, helping Habitat for Humanity. We worked in a 100 year old house at 1628 Victoria in North Chicago, which was donated to Habitat and is now being renovated for a family with four kids. The spacious house has 3 bedrooms upstairs and one on the main floor. It is an answered prayer for this deserving family.
Most of our group worked on a painting crew. We painted every room on the first and second floors of the house. First prize for paint drips on the face and legs went to Theresa Murphy and Becca Murphy. Jim Ford, Tim McCarthy and Carole Wilson had masterful technique with their paint rollers. Rick Ferraro and Millie Braun showed superb skills with the paint brush. The inside of the house looked great at the end of the afternoon.
Another project involved installing fascia along parts of the roof line. We erected scaffolding and moved it to multiple spots. A youthful Jim Martin was up on the scaffolding doing the measuring and installation.
We also installed vinyl siding in the door entry area. Lots of smaller, precise pieces, and Charlie Swartzfager was the master of the circular saw.
Lastly, Dana Braun worked with Ted to apply stucco around the base of the house, and this made a big improvement in appearance.
So … a good day overall, despite the heat. Here is a link to a Google Photo Album that shows our efforts; https://goo.gl/photos/YvkhZMkjGUVcTMLE6
Many thanks to Charlie Swartzfager from Trinity Lutheran, who again brought lunch for our entire crew.
Our last 2016 SJA Habitat date is Saturday, August 23. Let me know if you can join us.