Home Repair Update for this week (9/17/18 – 9/21/18)

On Tuesday and Wednesday we will be working on fascia repairs on a one story home starting at 9:00 AM. As was the case last week, the work is not very high, but we really need help on the ground with measuring, cutting and setting up ladders. It probably won’t take 2 full days, but that depends on the weather.

The house is at 563 Sugarcreek Drive, Franklin. The scenery is beautiful, and the “work” will actually be “FUN”. If you are free to help, please call Ross at 724-866-4858 to let him know you are available.

Your in Christ,

Paul Sallade

Home Repair Update for this week (9/10/2018 – 9/14/2018)

If it ever stops raining, we will be working Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and possibly Friday to install gutters, downspouts and repair fascia boards on a ONE STORY house, so we won’t be very high. In fact, we really need help on the ground with measuring, cutting, assembling, pop riveting and gluing, etc. on the ground.

The family’s insurance company is requiring this work to be done as a condition of continuing insurance coverage, so our help is essential for them to remain in their home at 29235 Wheeling Hill Road, Utica. Please call Ross a 724-866-4858 if you can help, even if only for few hours.

PS: I personally want to thank Ross for not scheduling this work during last week’s 90 degree weather – YEAH ROSS !!

Yours in Christ,
Paul Sallade

Home Repair Update for this week (8/27/2018 – 8/31/2018)

We have one project scheduled  for this week as follows:

On Tuesday, Wednesday ad Thursday we will be repairing 3 areas of flooring in a mobile home at 115 Village Acre Road in Clintonville. The largest area is in the kitchen, which is in good repair but needs a new layer of subflooring to add strength. However, in both the hallway and the bathroom the subfloor needs to be lifted and replaced due to water damage. Please call Ross at 724-866-4858 if you can help even for a few hours on this project.

Home Repair Update for this week (8/13/2018 – 8/17/2018)

We have two projects scheduled for this week as follows:

On Tuesday and Wednesday we will be finishing up some plaster repairs, painting and minor plumbing work for Chester, Billie and Nathan Sakalousky at 14 Clearfield Street in Oil City. Work will start at 9:00 AM both days. There isn’t a lot of work to do on the walls, but If you have a flare for mudding repaired plaster, your help would be especially appreciated. Please call Ross at 724-866-4958 if you can help with this project.

On Thursday we will be finishing up the bathroom door, some trim work and some painting at Ken & Judy Rice’s home at 1318 Horsecreek Road, Seneca. Work begins at 9:30 AM and should not require a full workday to complete. Again, please call Ross at 724-866-4858 if you can help.

Note: We received 6 new referrals just this week, so if you have been thinking about getting a little more involved in Home Repair projects, now may be the time to jump in and test the waters😇,

Yours in Christ,

Paul Sallade

Home Repair Update for this week (8/6/2018 – 8/11/2018)

Thanks to everyone who helped consolidate much of our inventory into the former Cranberry High School. After a day of preparation at the former school and 3 days of consolidation, volunteers emptied 3 of our outlying storage units into the more centralized location so that all beds and appliances are now located at one location. Praise God for our volunteers and for 7 volunteers on Saturday who needed to earn Community Service hours.

This week’s project is at the home of Chester and Billie Sakalousky at 14 Clearfield Street in Oil City. Their son, Nathan, has been dealing with leukemia and has asked for our help in repairing a loose panel in the tub/shower surround, plaster/drywall patching, framing-in the attic access, securing the bathroom vanity and adding a drain plug in the sink. We also want to repair loose soffit on one side of the house. Work will start at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, Wednesday and if necessary, Thursday. Please call Ross at 724-866-4858 if you can help.

Yours in Christ,
Paul Sallade

Home Repair Update for this week (7/30/2018 – 8/4/2018)

This Saturday (8/04/2018) we begin the big push to move beds, furniture, appliances and other materials from our current 7 storage locations to our new space at the old Cranberry High School in Seneca. We chose a Saturday so even our volunteers who are still working during the week can participate – and we need all the help we can get =:)

Work will begin at 9:00 AM on Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church at 215 E. Bissell Ave. in Oil City where we will empty all bed frames from the garage and Sunday School rooms. (Once you turn off E. Bissell Ave. onto Vo Teck Drive, make the first right turn into the lower parking lot by the free-standing garage). We have also solicited help from the Church’s Scout Troop and the Youth Group at Oil City’s Church of the Nazarene, but really need help from all our MSM volunteers as well – – – because once all beds are moved to Cranberry, we will begin to move items from our 6 other locations to Cranberry. THIS IS A BIG MOVING DAY and will happen rain or shine because enclosed trailers will be used in this move.

But even before Saturday, we need volunteers on Thursday and Friday to clean rooms, build shelving and otherwise prepare the new storage areas in the former Cranberry High School. Work will begin at 9:00 AM on both days to ensure it is ready to accept materials on Saturday.

Please call Ross Kilian at 724-866-4858 or Paul Sallade at 814-516-5341 if you have any questions.

Yours in Christ,
Paul and Ross

Home Repair Update for 7/10/17 – 7/15/17

THIS WEEK we have a project scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday that involves removing and replacing a double hung window and covering two bedroom ceilings and a partial wall with luan paneling. None of this work is heavy and we have three volunteers already, but this project involves a family with 8 kids that really need to see God at work in their home.

PLEASE call Ross at 1-724-866-4858 to let him know you can help and to get directions to this project on Oil City’s South Side. We can use many hands for this light work😇.

NEXT WEEK please check your calendars and mark some time to help an outside mission group give us a lift at the shelter in Franklin. Although the 3rd floor shelter is now completed, there are two empty apartments on the second floor that need a little “spiffing up” so the income can be used to support the ongoing operations of the shelter. Although the visiting mission group will be doing a lot of the work, our mission volunteers need to be on hand to help them locate tools and supplies. This should be a very productive and fun project. Please give Ross a call if you can squeeze in some time next week.

Yours in Christ,

Paul Sallade
814-516-5341

Ross Kilian
724-866-4858

Home Repair Update for this week (5/8/17 – 5/13/17)

County Referrals – No new home repair referrals have been received this week, so we will be wrapping-up some we started last week and doing 2 inspections.

If its been a while since you volunteered for a project, please consider calling Ross today at (724)-866-4858 because his schedule this week is filling up very fast and he could really use your help. And, my whole month is chaos as my daughter is due in a couple of weeks so Jo and I will be traveling to Virginia AND our house just sold so we will be packing up and moving, too. HEEEELLLLPP!! Please volunteer by calling Ross to see where your talents and time can be put to use as the Hands and Feet of God in Venango County.

God bless,

Paul Sallade
814-516-5341

Ross Kilian
724-866-4858

Home Repair Update for 4/24/17 – 4/28/17

County Referrals – With Easter behind us and Liberty Street’s 3rd floor essentially complete, we are scheduling several county referral projects for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday this week. Ross will be leading several projects as will I, so if you have any time available on those 3 days, please give either of us a call to find out what project(s) we will be working on that day or time*. Examples include the following: floor repairs, measuring for replacement windows, vinyl siding repair, replacing a deadbolt, replacing a gas water heater with an electric water heater, installing 2 grab bars, modifying an exterior door threshold, and adding a spigot on a 1/2″ CPVC water line.

I know we can find a worthy project that you can easily undertake, so please – give one of us a call and we will help you determine where God can use your as His Hands and Feet in service to our brothers and sisters in Venango County.

*Saturday projects can also be arranged. Just let us know when you will be available and we will do our best to arrange an appropriate Saturday project for you or your group.

In Christ,

Paul Sallade
814-516-5341

Ross Kilian
724-866-4858

Home Repair Update for this week (4/3/17 – 4/7/17)

County Referrals – If you are available on Wednesday or Thursday this week, please let me know if you can help a Franklin woman who needs a kitchen floor patched, a small incline installed ( it is only 3″ high by 30″ long and is already built), and 3 windows either repaired or replaced. Two additional volunteers would be ideal to make these projects go quickly, so if there is a team that works well together and can give me a hand, please give me a call early so I can make an appointment with this client.

The Haven – We expect to have work on the third floor done this week and have scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9-4. In anticipation of its completion, Ross has asked me to invite everyone to an Third Floor Open House on Sunday April 9th from 2-4. Those volunteers who saw the third floor early on will be amazed at the progress, and those of you who haven’t seen it yet will be blown away with the work that has been done, but I warn you – there are 42 steps to the third floor and no elevator. Hope to see you there!!

Yours in Christ,

Paul Sallade
814-516-5341

Ross Kilian
724-866-4858