Tulsa Remodelers Warm Up Transitional Housing Program

Filed in Awards, Remodeling by on November 16, 2015 1 Comment
Volunteers work on the windows at Lindsey House.

Volunteers work on the windows at Lindsey House.

It began as an offer by the Remodelers Council of the HBA of Greater Tulsa, Oklahoma to help with minor monthly repairs on a building that houses a transitional living program.

Three years later, the remodelers are still hard at work, using not only their tools, but also their wallets.

This month, the remodelers presented the program, called Lindsey House, with a check for $67,000 to purchase and install 124 new windows.

Operating in a 1920s-vintage apartment building in downtown Tulsa, Lindsey House is a nonprofit organization that provides homeless mothers and their children with furnished apartments and social services, as well as budgeting and family assistance to help teach them the skills they need to lead better lives.

The council has already completed the Hardesty Child Enrichment Center, including a new courtyard and numerous updates and cosmetic fixes. The October donation was the second installment on a $100,000 pledge.

it's all smiles at the check presentation.

It’s all smiles at the check presentation.

“Lindsey House is making a difference in the lives of these families, and we are so very honored to be a part of that,” said Weldon Bowman, chairman of the 2015 Remodeled Tulsa Tour. The $20 tickets from the September tour benefited Lindsey House.

It’s more than a remodeling project: It’s evolved into an outpouring of compassion and giving for families rebuilding their lives through this transitional living program.

“We are committed to helping them not only through funding, but also by providing our services to restore their building and improve the lives of many disadvantaged mothers with children in our community,” Bowman said.

In October, the Remodelers Council was honored with the Council Award for Demonstrating Excellence (CADREs) for community service from NAHB Remodelers. The CADRE awards, judged by NAHB Remodelers’ leadership, are presented each year to local remodelers councils and individuals whose work at a local remodelers council exemplifies the best practices of the remodeling industry.

Learn more about the charitable work of the Greater Tulsa HBA on its website. See the complete list of CADRE winners here.

 

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  1. Eric says:

    This is great. This is the type of thing I want to see in the news more. The type of thing we need to see more of, period.

    Or maybe I’m getting tired of the presidential races and the left/right mudslinging it involves.

    Thank you for posting this.

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