The Project: Ms. G is an elderly widow living in the Excelsior and has lived in her home for 43 years. Her husband was a part of the US Navy and a big part of her life. Maintaining her home became very difficult for her after Mr. G passed on.
Why we LOVE Her: Ms. G has lived in San Francisco all her life. The death of her husband impacted her greatly; she “dropped everything” and found it hard to keep with her home maintenance. She has been trying to get back on her feet and the work done on the home she shared with her husband has been a great blessing.
How She Found US: Through our great partner Meals on Wheels of San Francisco. They also serve the senior population and strive to ensure that they live independently with dignity and respect in their own homes for as long as it is safely possible. They often refer seniors to us who might benefit from our services. Ms. G is one of the many seniors that is served by our partnership.
The Need: Ms. G’s husband was a big part of her life and was obviously crushed when he passed away. She began to defer critical maintenance on her home and collected items in her home which she found very difficult to let go. Her porch was falling apart, the wooden stairs leading form the sidewalk to her home were cracked and uneven. She was also missing a set of handrails meant to support her, all of which created severe risks for falling.
TheRebuilding Day Team: Project was led by a group of Construction Captains including Richard Kirr, Catherine Dompe, Albert Yeh, and Amanda Kovattana a NAPO-SFBA Professional Organizer. They were joined by Volunteer Captains from several teams. David Sullivan represented Saint Mary Virgin Episcopal Church, Grand Paul and Roger Wickstrom worked with the volunteer team from Saint James Episcopal Church and Ning Haluck from New Community Church. This was one of the largest projects combining 3 teams, multiple Construction Captains, and several skilled volunteers. Great job team! The work they accomplished made a tremendous difference for a very sweet homeowner.