Here’s the news we’ve all been waiting for: our collaborative kitchen project we’ve been highlighting during the past few months is finished and the residents have moved back in!
An Open House celebrated the renovation—which included the complete transformation of a kitchen and dining room so they are accessible to the three individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live in the home. This is the first house to be renovated as part of a new partnership between The Arc Baltimore and the Home Builders Care Foundation (HBCF) of Maryland.
“We are so impressed by the generosity and quality craftsmanship of the member companies in the Home Builders Care Foundation that participated in this renovation,” says Stephen H. Morgan, Executive Director of The Arc Baltimore. “They transformed this home and made it truly accessible to the people who live there for the daily tasks of cooking and cleaning and doing laundry—things most of us take for granted.”
The total value of the renovation was nearly $56,000! HBCF member companies providing in-kind contributions included: T.W. Ellis; John H Myers & Son; Cosentino North America; Conestoga Tile; Smart Energy Systems; Garrison Plumbing; The Rachuba Group; Bob Ward Companies; Humpty Dumpsters; and SBL Electric.
Tim Ellis, Builder Captain and a member of HBCF’s board of directors, notes, “At T.W. Ellis, we are fortunate and blessed, and we are truly thankful for that. It allows us the privilege of working on projects like this for a great organization like The Arc Baltimore.”
Follow the stages of this project: the Beginning, Demolition, the Kitchen Taking Shape, Final Touches, and the Completed Project.