Thursday, November 15, 2007

Day Nine...incredible progress!

It was amazing to see the visual progress made between 8am and 4pm this past Saturday. When our team of 18 volunteers began, the interior of Marta's home had no flooring or cabinets, her porch no railing, and her yard no fence. All that was changed by the end of the day - incredible progress that puts the Pride Build right on target to hand Marta her keys at the dedication on December 8th. Mark your calendars, it will be quite a party ~ Saturday, December 8th at 3 PM at Marta's new home.

See below for pictures of the progress ~ though the image isn't great, look for the reference to Equality issues in the design of the porch railing. Courtesy of Jillian, The build's talented Americorps leader.

This was University day - special thanks to all the students who came out from St. Edward's, UT, and ACC. Regular Pride Build volunteer and St. Ed's student Antowan Jones led the charge with a challenge to his University peers ~ thanks to everyone for braving 8 am on a Saturday.

Lunch couldn't have come quicker, because we all knew where it was coming from. Through the generosity of the fabulous folks from Home Slice, we were all treated to the best pizza in town!

Finally, I'm excited to announce an exciting Anonymous Challenge Grant to the Pride Build! Some folks from the community have pledged $5000 if we can raise funds to match it. This would bring us to our $60,000 goal ~ This is an ideal time to reach out to your circles of influence for support of our historic build!

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