Monday, September 10, 2007

Yvonne Staples

"Those are my doors," says Yvonne Staples as she watches a crew from Allen Millwork unload at the site. "They are beautiful!" Crews have already started to deliver everything from pre-built walls to vinyl siding to doors and windows to the Blitz Build site.

Yvonne currently lives and works at Canaan Towers, a subsidized apartment building in Allendale but says that she can't wait to have a home of her own. As a matter of fact, Glen Barton tells me that Yvonne racked up more than 100 hours in her first month in the program.

Yvonne has already offered her gardening services to her neighbors and decided to have a two bedroom house instead of a three bedroom so that she would have more room to exercise her green thumb.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

It's nice to hear some of the homeowners' stories as well as about volunteers like Tim. They are special and there's more to this than new houses. Thanks for your work on this.