There is still work to be done, but she is in from the outside now.
Here is the financial picture
1203 – You Caring donations from our communities
315 – Private donations from friends and family
1318 – TOTAL
692 – Arruda and Lowes
100 – Walmart
735 – Lowes
50 – Mattress
123 – lock, door knob, adhesive and flooring Lowes
We also had roughly $300 in materials and the delivery van donated by Lowes in Hamilton.
A solar light was donated by Susan Dunkley, of Lowes
A gorgeous little antique school chair was donated by Mary Harris
Bedding was donated by Wendy Young and by Hj and I.
We have not covered all the costs so far and we do not have the heater, propane tank and fuel, pipes for venting the heater, thimble (which is the part where the heat vent goes though the wall), or gas line.
We do not have a kitchen cupboard (24 inch max) lower and upper would be nice. We do not have a butane cooker, or butane cartridges, a pot, a cup, a bowl a spoon and a tub to wash dishes in.
Unfortunately there are very few shelter spaces for women in Hamilton, unless there’s a cold alert they won’t open overflow beds. Single women are even lower on the totem pole for finding housing. Many who choose to live on the streets do so because what little they have is often stolen. So glad that some people have gotten together to create a practical solution. FYI a cheap source of item to furnish is estate auctions. Been to a few, and when cleaning out a house, things are often put together in groups and sold for 5 to 10 dollars for kitchen items and linens etc, or free cycle, for items that people only want picked up.