By Al Stanek
Whitewater Banner volunteer staff
A local charitable organization is looking for volunteers with remodeling experience to assist a local single mother who was reportedly abandoned by a contractor hired to refurbish a house trailer.
The mother of three purchased a trailer at a local trailer park. It needed a full renovation inside. She hired someone to do the work and paid them but indicated that the worker took off after the initial demolition. This left the family with a gutted trailer, no money left to fix it, and no place to live.
Bethel House, a local charitable organization, was able to find the family a temporary place to live and is asking for volunteers to assist the family. Bethel House Executive Director Kristy Weinberg can be reached at (262) 473-2715 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to basic carpentry Weinberg reports that the furnace needs some repair and there appear to be some electrical problems. The trailer has just bare metal siding as the walls. “I’m wondering if we can find some volunteers who have remodeling/construction skills to help,” said Weinberg. “With this community (Whitewater area), I’m sure we can find help,” she added.
Bethel House is a non-profit ecumenical project helping families facing homelessness in Whitewater and is supported by numerous local churches and individuals. Bethel House provides transitional housing and case management to families in need in addition to other basic support activities.