Special thanks to PROBuild volunteers at Bradley Angle’s emergency shelter

My little recap of an amazing day filled with amazing individuals…

Team ProBuild after a hard day's work

On Saturday, September 25, a group of dedicated employees from PROBuild, Builder Captain Garrett Rupp of Rupp Family Construction and I tackled a huge landscaping project at Bradley Angle’s emergency shelter, Bonnie Tinker House.  In one day our little group of volunteers racked up over 60 hours of community service to the Bonnie Tinker Shelter Enhancement Project.

This fall, the Home Builders Foundation and Builder Captain Rupp Family Construction kicked off a $50K project to repair and restore areas of the home for  survivors of domestic violence (currently serving 27 individuals, many of whom are kids).

To start the day, Bradley Angle staff, walked through the security and confidentiality process of their emergency shelter. They also shared how appreciative the entire organization was of the volunteer efforts and building community getting involved.

And then…each individual proceeded to complete different areas of work to perform various landscaping of the front yard, play and outdoor living areas. Projects included removing old bark chips, weeding, planting, trimming back hedges, removing old fence posts, and establishing new play areas with cedar chips.  All of the work completed by the PROBuild team saved the project (and Bradley Angle and the Home Builders Foundation) several thousands of dollars in materials and labor costs.

Cleaning out old bark chips and creating pathways...

Trimming hedges...

Digging out old fence posts...

Mahalo to Garrett Rupp for your leadership. And to Team PROBuild…Nate Bond, John Bishop, Jeff Steffl, Brad VanDyke, Ed Becker and Deanne Clark, you guys have so much aloha spirit in you.  You guys rock!!

Bradley Angle operates Bonnie Tinker House, Emergency Shelter offering survivors of domestic and sexual violence options for safety, self empowerment, healing and hope. They have long-standing values for empowering individuals and communities to take action in eliminating domestic violence from their lives with services including: a crisis phone line, youth programs, transition services, advocacy, education and community outreach.

HomeAid Portland is the shelter building arm of the Home Builders Foundation. The program seeks to help build shelter by partnering with homeless care providers already working in the community to build or renovate shelters and increase bed space. Through HBA members, local companies and the community’s generosity, HomeAid Portland is able to procure on average, 50% of the cost of materials and labor of a project, so that homeless care providers’ resources can be spent on direct services.