Monday, August 1, 2011

Extreme Make Over!

Saturday July 30, 2011~ I was fortunate to be a small piece to an amazing thing going on in our community this past week. Boone Council on Aging and Fairview Church teamed up and did their 3rd Extreme Make Over Fairview Church style! This project started Wednesday morning with the outside of the home looking like this:
It hard to see but there were shrubs all along the street that kept you from seeing this home and the landscaping was overgrown. When this amazing crew of workers got done with this home it had all the shrubs taken out and replaced with new beautiful landscaping that allowed you to see this adorable home. It also had the old shed removed and a new one built as well as all the fence rows cleaned up and new gravel on the driveway. It was an amazing transformation on the outside. The inside was amazing! She received new carpet, laminate flooring, blinds, curtains, tile in the shower, new vanity in the bathroom, new kitchen cabinets and sink as well as everything was painted. I couldn't believe my eyes when each day more things were looking amazing and I couldn't wait for this woman to see her new home!
This is what the outside of the home looked like once they were done. It was an amazing experience and I am so proud that Ms. Henderson received this make over. She is an 80 year old woman who is on dialysis Monday, Wednesday and Friday and about 10 days ago had a heart attack. She had been recovering in a nursing home her in Columbia, MO and was going to come home Saturday to see her home. It started raining which closed the work on the home because the finishing touches were all inside and they didn't want to track mud in the home so everyone came back around 4:30 pm to finish up. They brought Ms. Henderson home around 5:30-5:45 pm and it was so exciting seeing the big ol' smile on her face! She just couldn't believe it!
This is Brian, the pastor at Fairview Church, showing her all the things that had been done to the exterior of her home once she took a tour of the inside. She was so happy and I am so glad I was able to be there to witness it! She was so deserving! A very special thank you to Boone Council on Aging and all the amazing volunteers of Fairview Church.... you guys are awesome!

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