GraceWorks, with the help of many volunteers, has completed the first phase of remodeling the “Grace Place” building on 57th Street. All plaster has been removed, usable wood harvested and the walls we planned to take down have been removed. We are ready to begin phase two of the renovation.
In phase two, the exterior back wall and a portion of a side wall that have water damage will be replaced. Currently, we have partitioned off the back portion of the building in preparation to rebuild the outer back wall. When the outer walls are repaired we will then be ready to begin phase three: replacing the roof. At present we are $20,000 short of having the funds to meet the $50,000 cost of replacing the roof. We have several ways to donate to this project if you’re interested.
Our upcoming work days in 2019 are January 26th, February 23, March 16th, and April 6th. As the weather improves more work days will be added to the schedule. Our workdays are usually Saturday and volunteers work from 9 am to 12 pm. No building experience is necessary (although it is appreciated) and we have tasks suitable for a variety of skills and physical capabilities. Please let Kay Williams know if you would like to volunteer – GraceWorksKids@outlook.com or (205) 305-4179.