HOPE RESTORED 2017: Three homes selected for volunteer makeover May 19 through 22

By Erin Tierney - The Creswell Chronicle 

Hope Restored Creswell is paying it forward to three local families in need of home renovation, and this is the perfect opportunity to lend a helping hand Friday, May 19 through 22.

This is the second year for this project where a group of local builders and contractors come together to focus on rehabilitating three homes in Creswell, said Pastor Doug Allison with Creswell Church of Christ.

The three properties selected for this year’s renovations are 735 Kings Row, 715 Evelyn Ave. and 460 Meadow Lane.

The project begins on Friday at 8 a.m. and concludes on Sunday at 6 p.m.

“We’ll put in as many hours as it takes,” Allison said. “Last year, we worked around the clock, 24-7, but we don’t expect to have to do that again this year with these houses.”

According to the nonprofit’s mission statement, the purpose of Hope Restored Creswell is “to help families with school-age children whose homes are in need of refurbishment in order to create a clean start and an environment that is more conducive to learning.”

Their focus  is on families who own their homes but are unable to make the needed repairs and improvements due to life’s hardships and circumstances needed for a better quality of life.

Through a partnership with Creslane Elementary School principal Ryan Beck, teachers and counselors, the three families were identified and will be receiving their “extreme home makeover.”

This is a $30,000 endeavour, thanks to a lot of donations and assistance, Allison said.

The city will close the street to through-traffic from Holbrook Lane to 7th Street during the dates of renovation.

No volunteers will be turned away, and children are welcomed as well. To get involved, call the church at 541-895-3328, email hoperestoredcreswell@gmail.com or simply show up at the properties the weekend of the event.