2016 Neighbours Project Updates

August 28, 2016

An excerpt from College Heights Church’s “Glimpses”:

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August 24, 2016

Over 100 volunteers, donors, and friends came out tonight to enjoy burgers, hot dogs, cake, and ice cream as we celebrated the completion of the project.

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Thank you, DB Bobcat, for the use of your really cool barbecue!

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The recipient family

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The Neighbours Board; the heart and soul behind each project

 

August 23, 2016

The Neighbours 2016 project is complete! We cannot say a big enough thank you to our sponsors, donors and volunteers. We wrap up with an appreciation BBQ tomorrow night at the project.

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New front entrance

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Looking from the existing home down the hallway of the addition

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Beautiful accessible shower

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Accessible vanity

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Spacious master bedroom

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New landscaping

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New accessible deck with ramp

 

August 19, 2016

We’re busy busy with finishing touches as we prepare to complete our 5th annual signature project. Wrap up BBQ is in 5 days!

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More sod laying and we’re happy about it!

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Thank you, Ron Griffith, for your volunteer hours of laying flooring

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Beautiful new deck and railing

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Barrier free shower, tiles are looking great!

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Flooring donated by Tile One

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Barrier free vanity donated by Woodmaster

 

August 9, 2016

This week has already seen its fair share of excitement at the project. A crew of around 20 volunteers, including previous project recipients and A Better World’s Executive Director, Eric Rajah, completed the landscaping and installed new flooring. Projected completion date is two weeks away!

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ABW’s Executive Director, Eric Rajah, helping to lay new sod

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Prepping for new flooring!

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It takes a “committee” to decide where to plant a shrub!

 

July 27, 2016

More progress! Deck and wheelchair ramp are done. Addition is primed and has its first coat of paint, thanks to Era Painting. Everything is looking amazing!

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Thank you Era Painting!

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Ramp leading from existing home to addition.

 

July 15, 2016

Because of the the donation of materials and labor from I Over C Siding, the roofing and siding are now complete. Thank you, Thermo Pro, for the donation of insulation, drywall, mudding, taping, and stippling. Thank you, Fonda Plumbing, for the donation of materials and labor. Thank you, Kles Air, for the donation of heating needs. Things are moving right along with thanks to these businesses and many others.

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New siding and roof

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Getting ready to mud and tape

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The makings of the accessible shower

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Looking from the original house down the hallway of the addition

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For all our plumbing needs!

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Kles Air ensuring the addition will have heat

 

July 6, 2016

Another week of excitement as the project continues with electrical, windows and siding! Everything is coming together beautifully and we are so grateful for the volunteers and donations. Making a difference in the lives of others, one step at a time.

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June 24, 2016

Exciting progress completes week two of the project—we have walls! Thank you to the numerous donors and volunteers this week; projects can only happen because of you.

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Checking out the framing

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Lunch time!

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Hard working volunteers!

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It looks exactly to blue print!

 

June 21, 2016

Back at it with dirt moving and stucco scraping. Today, Castle Building Supplies of Lacombe generously donated all of the lumber for the project. Thank you!

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June 17, 2016

Day 5 of the project—we are on schedule! The sub floor of the accessible addition is on and we’ll be framing next week.

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Can you spot the volunteers?

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One of the most important pieces of equipment on site. Thank you, D & R Septic, for this donation.

 

June 14, 2016

The 2016 Neighbours Signature Project has begun! Volunteers and local businesses within Central Alberta are making a difference in the lives of others. Day 2 of the project. Email us at rziakris@abwcanada.ca if you would like to get involved with this home makeover.

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