Brenda Ketach and Ken Cowdery of Home Builders Foundation, Linda Jo Devlaeminck, Program Director, and Dale Hosely of Clear Water Construction cut the ribbon.

Brenda Ketach and Ken Cowdery of Home Builders Foundation, Linda Jo Devlaeminck, Program Director, and Dale Hosely of Clear Water Construction cut the ribbon.

Community of Hope celebrated with an Open House. After five months of being closed, we were able to cut the ribbon to welcome aver 125 guests to our newly renovated building. It was a wonderful celebration! Ken Cowdery, the Executive Director of the Home Builders Foundation, welcomed the crowd. Josh Hawk, Executive Director of AllOne Community Services, the agency that sponsors Community of Hope, shared their joy in the completion of the project. Dale Hosely, president of Clear Water Construction, our general contractor, said they were honored to be a part of this project. Chris Olinger represented Red Sea Church, our landlords who graciously allow us to use this building rent free. Linda Jo Devlaeminck, Program Director of Community of Hope, thanked the many people who made this possible. She especially thanked the Home Builders Foundation for their generosity in taking the lead in managing the project, recruiting donations and discounts from may of their members, supporting us financially, and advocating with us with the city to get fees and requirements waived. She asked contractors, volunteers, donors, board members to raise their hands and receive out gratitude. She said that over 90 volunteers provided between 300-400 hours of volunteer labor to complete this project. Click here for a list of the donors and vendors that helped make this project a success. Now we can welcome eight families at a time into this beautiful facility!