By David Anderson, Community Matters
But ended up replacing it. And not only did volunteers of their own volition purchase and replant that portion of her garden that they inadvertently stepped on, they replaced her porch in the process.
The project of rebuilding the dilapidated porches, decks, stairs, handrails and overhangs continues this week at the Tillicum Manor mobile home park, 15317 Washington Ave. SW. Contact David Anderson to volunteer: (253) 988-2536.
Thousands of dollars of materials procured by RebuildingTogetherSouthSound, and already over 200 hours have been donated since this rebuild began this past Saturday. Still much remains to be done. Thank you to the many, many volunteers from Tillicum Baptist Church led and organized by Pastor Scott Fennell in demolition and haul-away, too many to remember who all were there but thank you so much for the BBQ on Sunday you threw for the volunteers and residents! Melissa, from the military – we will recommend you for the coveted Army Achievement Medal! Rick and Marriah Harse and 17-year-old son Brendan – whatever would we have accomplished without you? (Your way was the better way Rick! Thanks for coming two days in a row and bringing your dad Jim!) Mark and Carol Kohl from Cadence House, and Ron Hand – how many holes did you dig anyway? Dennis “Red” Carnahan – Melissa was right in describing your antics as “a bunch of high school girls in a bathroom.” Thanks Red for your laughter that made our load in the waning hours of the hot afternoon sun much, much lighter. Thank you Dwayne Henning from “Future Bremerton” mobile home sales and repairs, for sending help our way. Thank you Jim Taylor for your so-careful measurements to get it done right!
No doubt I’ve forgotten many and I’ll square away (how’s that for a builder’s term?) with you later. For everyone else reading this that has not yet had the chance to pound a nail while experiencing the greatest benefit of all – the joy of a job well done while working shoulder-to-shoulder with appreciative residents and fellow volunteers – there is still abundant opportunity! Call or email David Anderson (253) 988-2536, firstname.lastname@example.org