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Haskell Project
July 26-30 in Beaverton 

48426335582 7262060025 zMs. Haskell is a single 71-year old lady who lives in one half of a duplex she has owned for the past 30 years in central Beaverton. Her 92-year old mother lives in the other half, and they take care of each other. She is very low income, and has been unable to address several critical repair issues in her home, some of which occurred many years ago when her sons were growing up.

Ms. Haskell learned about Catalyst from a case worker with Washington County’s Disability, Aging and Veterans Services. Their goal, and ours, was to take care of necessary repairs and remodeling so that she can stay in her home with safety and peace of mind. During our initial site visits we were also pleased to meet Ms. Haskell’s two sons, who are grown men now and who helped repair their mom’s home. This was a very special, restorative project for the whole extended family!

We replaced all the floors, several doors and all the trim, and primed/painted the interior of the house.  It's a small house, but was a very big job!

We partnered with the "Highland Helpers", a group of neighbors from the Highland Hills area who come together to help with projects in their local community. Also, Excellence Plumbing donated the install of the bathroom vanity/sink and toilet!

Crew Chiefs:  Shawn Mitchell and Martha Reeves
Project Advocate: Taft Mitchell
Site Host: Bobbie Mitchell


Friday, July 26 (8-12 volunteers needed)

  • Move everything out of house into storage pod in driveway
  • Demo floors, old doors/trim, and other things that need to go bye-bye
  • Repair walls & floors as needed. Spray texture as needed.
  • Remove bathroom toilet, demo vanity cabinet/sink
Saturday, July 27 (8-12 volunteers needed)
  • Cleanup from demo. Prep walls for painting - TSP
  • Masking
  • Prime walls & ceiling
  • Seal subfloors as needed for stains/smells
Sunday, July 28 (6-12 volunteers needed)
  • Paint walls & ceiling
  • Paint new doors/trim in masked-off garage
  • Install LVP flooring in bathroom
Monday, July 29 (6-12 volunteers needed)
  • Install LVP flooring 
  • Excellence Plumbing to install vanity/sink, toilet
  • Install new doors, trim, base
  • Other finishes as needed

Tuesday - Finishes as needed....we drove away at 6:30pm, exhausted and joyful for the transformation we were part of....thank God for His goodness!