Mountainwood Homes schedules community services days throughout the year to give back to the communities in which we work. This is a time for all employees to leave our regular job sites and lend our skills, manpower, and time to a great cause. Our latest community service project brought our team to the Just Compassion Resource Center located nearby on Hall Boulevard in Tigard.
First, finding a community service project for our entire 35-person team was harder than it seems. We turned to the Home Builders Foundation to put our group to work. Home Builders Foundation facilitates the building or renovation of dignified housing for the temporarily homeless. They recruit “Builder Captains” to partner with local non-profit shelter providers. Fellow remodeler and builder Olson & Jones is the Builder Captain for this project.
Just Compassion of East Washington County secured a site for a brand-new, day-services center for homeless adults. This two-story residence will be transformed into a one-stop-shop for adults experiencing homelessness. They can receive hot meals, do laundry, take a shower, and look for employment opportunities at the facility. The project consists of two phases: getting the main floor up and running including renovating the kitchen and office, installing HVAC and exterior siding, and renovating the downstairs that entails adding laundry, shower and sleeping quarters. Just Compassion’s long-term plan includes creating overnight emergency shelter beds at the facility.
The Mountainwood crew completed the downstairs framing, painted the house and tamed the wild landscape. It was fun to look back at the end of the day and see the progress we made. A few hours of hard work can go a long way!
About Just Compassion
Just Compassion is a coalition of religious, service, civic and business organizations that have joined together to network and share resources for creating a safe and hospitable environment and a community centered response to the needs of those without homes and those living in poverty in Tigard, Tualatin, and Sherwood.