We had a fabulous Charity Day. We painted three common rooms at
the Red Door, which is a housing facility for women and their children
who require shelter including those in abusive situations. The children
at the shelter were very excited and very inquisitive. Their most
frequently asked question was "when will you be done so we can watch
TV?" A couple of older children helped for a while but became more
of a hinderance than help. I think next time we will open it up
to see if some of the women want to help; some of them from other
countries have no idea how to paint because "only the men do it
I have attached pictures of our fabulous group.
Seated: Colleen Ralph (daughter of Kelly), Gloria Cravero, Michele
Clarkson, Ana Taran
Middle: Suzanne Ethier, Bonnie Dell, Brenda Bain, Judie Palmer (daughter
of Susan), Michelle Martin
Back: Susan Potter, Darren Brand, Kelly Ralph
Missing: Wendy Whitehead
We are having a step two day recovering sofa cushions and adding
blinds, so when it is all done we will take our after pictures.
I have copied below an email I received from the Red Door.
We are absolutely impressed with what you folks did on Saturday!!
Thank you so much!! I can see the difference in the aura of the
rooms without those OPPRESSIVE Colors. We can't wait to see how
the rest of the project shapes up. Please keep me posted with your
next expected time for being on site.
- Kelly Ralph