DreamBuilders has a long-standing partnership with The Arc of Howard County to improve homes, fostering community acceptance and inclusion for developmentally and cognitively challenged individuals. In November, we’ll renovate a group home in Ellicott City. This two-part project involves improving a basement and a screen porch. The basement area is in need of new walls, a handrail for the steps, and a custom door. The screen porch requires wheelchair accessibility, to include a ramp with a handrail, along with removing panels to cut in new door openings, and reframing. This effort literally improves Arc clients’ choice and control over where they live and spend their time! We can use 12 volunteers each day. The workday will be 8:30 – 4pm. Lunch will be provided. Cost per volunteer is $10. For more details, please see the sign-up links.
We continue to repair the Pena house in Western Howard County. Now that the framing phase is complete, we’re ready to install insulation and hang sheetrock. The work days will begin at 8:30am and continue until 4pm. We ask each volunteer to contribute $10.00 to help cover the cost of the materials. DreamBuilders will cover any amount over the total donations. We’ll provide lunch for our volunteers. For more details, please see the sign-up links.
Last Friday, Next Century Corporation employees were hard at work–volunteering at the Pena home. Several employees had hoped to arrange a community service event to support the local community. The opportunity arose when our very own John McBeth, (also, Next Century CEO) suggested a day at the Pena renovation project. Kudos to the Next Century team for giving back to the community! The rafters have been repaired; a new front door was installed, and the interior framing is 90% complete.
Literally, we got off to a great start on our first workday at the Pena home! We met Adam, Charis, their children, and Charis’ parents and brother from Texas who also pitched in. We did lots of interior framing, demolition of interior walls and flooring, dump runs, lumber provisioning, and we helped install a new front door. At mid-day our volunteers enjoyed a delicious lunch, generously hosted by Casey’s Crab Co.
Help us help a local military family! We will be supporting repairs to a house in Western Howard County owned by the Pena Family. We invite you to learn about the family and their current situation.
In May and June, our teams helped rebuild homes in Houston, resulting from Hurricane Harvey, and Baton Rouge, which was devastated by unprecedented flooding in 2016. In both cities, we partnered with SBP (formerly the St. Bernard Project), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping disaster-impacted communities recover.
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