Hikade Project - Yard Work & Painting in Tualatin
July 6-7, 9 Repairs, Yard Work & Pressure Washing
July 13-14 Prep & Painting, Spread Barkdust
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This July, we returned to the home of Ms. Hikade for a big project. Ms. Hikade is a low-income senior in her mid-80's, who lives alone in the home that she and her husband lived in for many years before he passed away. She receives daily help from a caregiver, and wants nothing more than to be able to remain safely in her home for the rest of her days. Helping seniors like Ms. Hikade stay their homes is a real value to us, and we're glad to be able to help her! Earlier this year, a small group of volunteers from Tigard Christian Church spent a whole day weeding in pruning-back overgrown plants. Our task in July was as follows:
Massive yard cleanup...again! As we all know, weeds come back if they're not taken care of permanently
Re-landscaping of front yard with no maintenance requirement for Ms. Hikade. Landscaping fabric and barkdust cover most of the front yard, with gravel pathways and a small patch of green grass (which will be mowed by the thankful neighbors!)
Framing, siding & roofing repairs to the Southwest corner of the home
Pressure-washing / prepping the exterior of the home for paint
Paint the exterior of the home
Club Sport Oregon helped to provide volunteers on Friday, July 13th. It was great to work with them!
Crew Chief: Shawn Mitchell
Project Advocates: Taft Mitchell, Marina Mitchell
Site Hosts: Martha Reeves, Bobbie Mitchell, Linda Owen, Katy White
All in all, 67 volunteers donated 356 hours of labor to complete the project. Total project worth was somewhere between $14,000-$17,000.....it cost Ms. Hikade nothing. Thank you to all our fabulous volunteers and donors!