Oh hello y’all, how are things? I’m feeling pretty good today having finally finished the laundry room over at our adopted Alma House. For those who don’t know, earlier this year, the hubs and I decided to adopt a house in partnership with our local COTS (Committee on the Shelterless).
The Alma Project began as the transformation of a fixer upper house into a comfortable functional home for women who desperately need it. Living inside the Alma House are single mothers, previously homeless, who reside for free on the condition that they are learning skills, stabilizing their lives, attending counseling, and that they remain drug and alcohol free. Busy remodeling their lives, these mothers have no time or money to fix up this house.
Over the past few months, we’ve given our time to this project with money donated by so many of you. Some of you blogged about the Alma house and others held small fundraisers to benefit the project. We cannot thank you enough.
In April, we spent a day transforming the entry hallway to create better utility:
In May, we built them this media center.
Over the summer, we set out to build the families a laundry room center in the garage and at last it is complete!
Here’s a glimpse of the space a few months ago:
Here it is today!