You may have seen our post on Facebook celebrating the completion of a housing rehabilitation project on 27th Street in Gulfport. You may have also seen photos from the volunteer groups who worked on that house, which included the Minnesota Conference of the United Church of Christ, St. John’s Christian Church (Archbold, Ohio), St. John’s United Church of Christ (Mokena, Illinois), Newtown Congregational United Church of Christ (Newtown, Connecticut), St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (St. Marys, Ohio), Livingston CARES (Geneseo, New York), St. John’s United Church of Christ (Genoa, Ohio), First Congregational United Church of Christ (Appleton, Wisconsin), First Church of Christ Congregational (Glastonbury, Connecticut), Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Muncie, Indiana), and the United Church of Christ of Pittsville (Pittsville, Wisconsin). Thank you, everyone, for your hard work on this project!
We combed through the photos and wanted to share the entire project with you, from start to finish.
This was a major rehabilitation project. It included putting on a new roof, removing some deficient additions, gutting the house to the studs, and putting in new electrical, new plumbing, and new HVAC.
Please note that we assemble these galleries from photos taken by volunteers. Sometimes, it can be hard to tell one project from another in those photos. We apologize if any rogue pictures snuck in. Also, please note that we didn’t have many photos of this project from our friends at First Church of Christ Congregational in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Sorry!
These are the photos taken by Benji when he visited the property to make an assessment. As you can see, there were significant issues with walls, ceilings, and electrical work.
The first week of work featured our friends from the Minnesota Conference of the United Church of Christ. You can see them tearing open walls and ceilings so that we can get to the heart of the problems.
The second week of work featured our friends from St. John's Christian Church in Archbold, Ohio. The house is pretty well torn up at this point and the volunteers are getting into the HVAC and taking down the additions. They're also putting up some new interior walls and repairing/replacing an addition.
The third week of work featured our friends from St. John's United Church of Christ in Mokena, Illinois, and Newtown Congregational Church in Newtown, Connecticut. You can see them doing a lot more interior work, replacing the roof, and putting on siding.
The fourth week of work featured our friends from St. Paul's United Church of Christ in St. Marys, Ohio, working on the electrical, windows and doors, and painting.
The fifth week of work featured our friends from Livingston CARES in Geneseo, New York. They did some interior work on the roof and a whole lot of painting!
The sixth week of work featured our friends from St. John's United Church of Christ in Genoa, Ohio. They had a variety of projects that included more painting, installing insulation, and putting up ceilings.
The seventh week of work featured our friends from First Congregational United Church of Christ in Appleton, Wisconsin. You can see them adding more insulation.
The eighth and final week of work featured our friends from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Muncie, Indiana, and from United Church of Christ of Pittsville in Pittsville, Wisconsin. You can see them redoing the bathroom, installing floors, and putting on a lot of finishing touches.
It's a great day when we get to celebrate with a family! Our friends from Share Kindness in St. Louis, Missouri, joined us and the homeowner family to dedicate this house.