CHERRYFIELD, Me — Mission Housing Rehabilitation Program Coordinator Scott Shaw recently outlined for President Scott Planting, and the Mission Board of Directors, a summary of the Program’s 2017 season.
Scott Shaw said this year’s “very successful season” involved 15 Volunteer Crews totaling 214 volunteers, who worked on 20 homes and three non-profit local community outreach facilities.
This was the first time the Mission offered online applications for Volunteer Crews, and also other online applications for people wanting help making their homes safe and warm.
Paper applications were also kept available for Volunteer Crews and potential customers.
The online application, “certainly was easier for the volunteer leaders,” said Mr. Shaw. “We received a few (online applications} from homeowners/clients,” but, as a group, this year they preferred the paper applications.
Here is a list of the homeowners and non-profits helped this season:
- -13 Elderly low-income households
- -2 low-income single mothers with EdGE children
- -1 low-income single dad with EdGE children
- -3 Disabled low-income households
- -1 low-income family
- – The Ark Animal Shelter
- – The Lamb House
- – American Legion Post #8
The 55 large projects completed were:
- -Roofs 6
- -Windows/Doors 8
- -Skirting 6
- -Handicap Ramps 5
- -Paint 9
- -Bathroom Rehab 1
- -Siding 3
- -Drywall 1
- -Flooring 3
- -Plumbing 3
- -Electrical 4
- -Stack Firewood 1
- -Cleaned out attics and basements for weatherization 2
- -Community Non-Profit projects 3
With completion of the Cherryfield Campus’s Weald Bethel Community Center expansion expected — to provide Volunteer Crews better living facilities during their stay in Maine — Scott Shaw said, “We have roughly 175 volunteers already booked for just three weeks in June 2018.”
Learn more about the Mission Housing Rehabilitation Program.