With a hefty 63 home project that reached across Waupaca and Outagamie Counties by Teen Serve work campers the end of June, eight houses still require finish work. The effort continues, even though the Teen Serve organization has moved on to help another community.
Sixteen homes were in need of finish work once the camp ended, but eight have been completed during the month of July and part of August. “Eight more homes need teams to adopt them,” explains Pastor Paul Franzmeier, site selection committee co-chairman. “The residents have approved the work for these homes and the supplies to finish the job are purchased. Our hope is to have these projects done by mid September, we just need more people to step forward and do the labor.”
Franzmeier said a home in New London needs a crew of two people to complete one project in five hours; two hours to finish the trim, one hour to sand the porch steps, and two hours to stain the porch.
Another New London home has three high windows on the front of the house that need trim work. Extension ladders will be needed. A crew of two people could finish this job in five hours or less.
In Hortonville, the inside hallway of a home needs a new coat of paint.
In Readfield, the back side of a two story house has been primed but needs painting. The house is high, so extension ladders are a must. A crew of three people should be able to finish painting this portion of the house in a day.
In Clintonville, quite a bit of work needs to be done to a home that was stained and the wood really soaked up the stain. The garage hasn’t been stained and the back deck needs to be finished. A crew of three people should be able to complete the house and garage in about eight hours. Another person or a couple of people could complete the deck in four hours.
A project in Caroline and one in Weyauwega also need attention.
“These home owners have been so thankful to be included and know we are doing everything we can to complete the projects,” said Franzmeier. “We’ll get it all done – it just takes time and a few new helping hands would be appreciated.”
Call Franzmeier at 920- 982-3101 for details if you would like to be part of a project.