A Safe, Productive Summer of Projects

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September 3, 2020 With the help of our amazing volunteers and supporters, HopeBUILDERS was able to get back to work this summer using increased health and safety guidelines and focusing on outdoor projects. Since we resumed project work at the beginning of June, community support has allowed us to complete: 5 Ramps 1 Bathroom Reconfiguration 8 Accessibility Modifications ( hand …

A Statement on Racial Injustice

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June 15, 2020 “All that is necessary for evil to prevail is that good people do nothing” Although the origin of the statement could be attributed to multiple sources the message is a call to action. We all have to do our part and take action to make our communities the places we need them to be. We all have …

Update on Projects and Volunteering – May 2020

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May 27, 2020 Dear Friends of HopeBUILDERS, I’m excited to share with you this update on HopeBUILDERS projects and volunteer opportunities in the community. Since HopeBUILDERS paused new projects in mid-March, we have been looking forward to resuming our work in the community in a way that continues to protect the health and safety of everyone involved and complies with …

Letter from the Executive Director – April 2020

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April 13, 2020 Dear Friends of HopeBUILDERS, In this unique season when we are all spending a lot of time indoors, I’m remembering those clients that HopeBUILDERS has already been able to serve, thanks to your support. Because of you, there are older adults and individuals with disabilities that are sheltering at home with a bathroom that newly meets their …

COVID-19 Update

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March 19, 2020 As the situation with COVID-19 continues to unfold, HopeBuilders will be making the following temporary changes to make sure we are following CDC guidelines and doing the right thing for the communities we serve. Out of an abundance of caution, and with the interest of our volunteers, business partners and clients in mind, please expect the following …

2019 Annual Report from our Executive Director

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Thank you for your support of HopeBUILDERS in 2019! It has been a significant year for the organization including several milestone events. In 2019, the HopeBUILDERS Board of Trustees decided to expand the organization’s paid staff in order to grow to meet more of the need for our services in the community. Early in 2019, we expanded the Volunteer/Program Coordinator …

Welcome Rod Bellows to the Team

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HopeBUILDERS welcomes Rod Bellows to the Team! We are delighted to welcome Rod Bellows to the HopeBUILDERS staff as the Home Repair Program Manager. Rod brings with him 40+ years of residential and commercial construction experience. In the last 20 years, Rod spent 15 years rebuilding windows for high-end homes as well as new window installations and another five years …

The Team Grows – A Note from Greg Wayne

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I am pleased to announce two exciting staff updates. First, the organization has hired Jamie Roach as its first full-time Executive Director. This will allow me to spend more time to focus on client projects as Operations Director. We are also glad to have Kim Lynn join us as the new Program Coordinator. Welcome to the team! Jamie Roach, Executive …

Client Thank You – October 2019

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October 2019 KCK Ramp Build I wanted to send HopeBuilders a big THANK YOU for the incredible work and commitment to helping the community. My parents are residents in KCK. My dad’s physical health has unfortunately forced him to be dependent on a walker or wheelchair. He’s not as active as he used to be. He has a number of …

Catholic Heart Works Camps – July 2019

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We are again welcoming older youth associated with Catholic Heart Work Camps (CHWC) from around the Midwest to join HopeBUILDERS in making homes better for our Kansas City Metro area clients Monday to Thursday, 8-11.July. The youth will be working nominally 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM each of the four days. I’ve been amazed in past years with the productive …