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 watersūüėá,

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 Рand 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 workūüėá.

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

Home Repair Update for this week (3/27/17 – 3/31/17)

County Referrals – Two projects are scheduled for this week* and volunteers are already lined up for both. But keep us in your prayers ( another vital volunteer function, the importance of which cannot be overstated).

The Haven – We will again be open for volunteers at 1269 Liberty Street in Franklin on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9-4 daily. The big jobs are mostly done, but the finishing touches are taking a little longer than anticipated. An area for a communal washer/dryer was added recently by the county, so work on that “closet” remains.

Yours in Christ,

Paul Sallade
814-516-5341

Ross Kilian
724-866-4858

*One project is on Grandview Road in Oil City where we will install two handrails. The second project is just a little south of Titusville where we will replace a few rotted boards on a porch and seal some windows and doors. Please pray for our safety and for developing a great relationship with these clients.

Home Repair Update 3/13/17 – 3/18/17

Haven – We will again be open for volunteers at 1269 Liberty Street in Franklin on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9-4 daily and on Saturday the 18th* from 9-2. Although volunteer participation in February and March has been a little lighter than we had hoped, a totally awesome group of SIX volunteers turned out yesterday. They really kept Ross hopping and they completed a lot of work while having a great time. God Bless Our Volunteers!!

County Referrals – Still no emergencies and the cold weather has put the brakes on any outside work for now. But stand by your phones because I am taking a sabbatical from the Haven and will be focusing exclusively on County Referrals instead. I will try to line up volunteers as needed by calling you directly for help. Mustard Seed Volunteers are the BEST!!

Yours in Christ,

Paul Sallade
814-516-5341

Ross Kilian
724-866-4858

*No work is scheduled for the last Saturday in March (the 25th) because a volunteer group is working the next day (Sunday the 26th) and we hesitated to ask our project leaders to work on both Saturday and Sunday that weekend. So if you were counting on working one of the Saturdays in Feb, and Mar., the 18th is your last opportunity. Hope to see you then.

Home Repair Update as of 2-3-17

Saturdays during February and March – Team leaders will be at the Haven (1269 Liberty Street, Franklin)¬†each Saturday from 9:00 until 2:00 to¬†help volunteers wrap up some very important last minute items in apartments 2 and 3. This is a golden opportunity for those volunteers who are working during the week to carve out a few hours on Saturday to help the homeless in Venango County. And, if your Sunday School Class or Bible Study group would like to “adopt” a specific¬†job or donate a¬†Saturday, please call Ross Kilian (724-866-4858) to learn what work is available¬†for any given Saturday.

NEXT WEEK (02/06 – 02/11):

Haven @ 1269 Liberty St., Franklin РOn Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we will be wrapping up some painting, as well as installing ceiling tiles and ceiling fans. If you can help, please give Greg Blair a call at his home 1-814-432-5598.

County Referrals – On Thursday, we need help patching a 4’X8″ section of sub-floor in a mobile home and laying a 3′ incline from a doorway to a deck. If you can help, please call Paul Sallade at 814-516-5341.

Yours in Christ,

Paul Sallade and Ross Kilian