My amazing site that worked on Mrs. E’s home!!!!!
That would be my motto from last week. Salkehatchie 2010 was amazing. The transformation was nothing short of extraordinary. It is amazing what 20 youth and adults can do in just one week. I have participated in Salkehatchie now for 9 years and I would have to say that this year is when we saw the biggest transformation. I found out after the fact that this home was actually on the condemned list and we were the ones that saved it from being bull dozed. If that does not make you feel better then I do not know what will. There was a sweet lady named E that owned the would and she had a disabled uncle that lived with her and she took care of. She also has two sons that shall be named M and J that live with her as well. We worked for 5 days (Monday thru Friday) from about 7 to 5 (sometimes a little later). We slept at a church and took showers at the YMCA. Most people ask why we pay to fix someone else’s house and I guess we are just addicted!!!! And with out further ado the befores and afters………………
The Foyer before
The foyer after…new ceiling, floor, and painted walls
M’s room before
M’s room after…new floor tiles, new bed and mattress, new furniture, new blinds, and fresh paint….and now he has a light in his room…before the house has very limited electricity and no running water!
Uncle DB’s room before…no window, floor joist and floor sitting on the ground, no electricity
The floor in Uncle DB’s room
Uncle DB’s room after…new hard floor, new floor covering, fresh paint, new bed and furniture, lights, and blinds……he told me that he loved it!!!!!!!
Uncle DB’s room after
Living Room before
Living Room after
J’s room before….the floor was sitting on the ground, there was a huge hole in the ceiling where you could see straight outside, and lots of water damage….and no electricity
J’s room after…new bed and furniture, new hard floor and floor covering, fresh paint, new ceiling, electricity and a new outlook!!!
J’s room after
Kitchen ceiling before…Mrs. E had two kitchen fires and her ceiling was very burned as you can see
Kitchen Sink before….the water did not work and the entire wall was rotten behind the sink and had to be replaced
The kitchen after….new cabinets that were donated by lowes
New stove that was donated by people in the community
New table and chairs, and new refrigerator.
New bar that was made by a guy on the site….the kitchen turned out so great!!!!
The bathroom before. The water barely worked and the floors were rotten
In the bathroom. This is an outside wall there is only a sheet of plastic keeping the elements out.
The shower before
More of the bathroom before….That lamp was the only light in the back of the house.
Bathroom after. New toilet and vanity, and new floor
Mrs. E’s room after…all of the furniture in her room was donated to us!!!!
The back room before.
Back room after
The back of the house before. Rain went straight into the back room
The back of the house after
We are so thankful for everyone that helped out and donated things and money to us. Just to give all of you a perspective we were given $1500 to do all of these repairs so a lot of donations came in to use and we are forever thankful!!!!!
L, the future Mrs. Scott