H.J. Martin partners with House of Hope
H.J. Martin and Son, Inc. and Designs of the Interior, Green Bay are donating their services as project managers to be used towards an Extreme “Hope” Makeover Project that will benefit the House of Hope. Together, they have solicited and orchestrated area businesses to provide in-kind services and supplies for all three phases of the remodel. In addition, they initiated coordination with the Brown County Home Builders Association (BCHBA) and its members for additional help with this endeavor. BCHBA and its members along with Meacham Construction have been constant visitors to the House helping provide specialty services.
The initial portion of the three phase makeover includes the demolition and reconstruction of the west resident bathroom, which serves six families who stay at the House of Hope. In Phase II, the east resident bathroom will be gutted and rebuilt with new plumbing, electrical, walls, tile, and fixtures. For Phase III, the kitchen and dining room will be remodeled to better accommodate the families staying at the House of Hope.
The House of Hope provides shelter and educational programming for homeless pregnant and/or parenting women, 18-24 years of age, and their children. In 2009, House of Hope served 59 families, including 69 children. “This is an amazing gift for our young families. The whole project has been a blessing. Right now, we have ten families using one small shower, so this could not have come at a better time for us,” says director, Jennifer Allen.
The renovation of House of Hope is due in part by the grant from the Barbara Wetzel Charitable Foundation Trust who supports programs that benefit women and children.
St. Vincent de Paul Society – District Council of Green Bay operates the House of Hope program through generous community donations, grants, and proceeds from its retail store.
For more information or ways you can help please visit www.houseofhopegb.org