This Project Meant So Much to So Many, Especially…

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Jerry Bajema,

A while ago I got the chance to help a man in our area out after he had a terrible accident.  (click on links below to get the details)

It was a great experience for all involved.  As lead organizer of the home construction, I was able to use my design and  management skills along with my  connections in the building industry to help get Jerry into a nice, efficient new home, that suited him very well and within a very limited budget, before the cold weather hit.

So many people (partial list below) including the county permitting department and health department pitched in their best effort.  Tons of local people and businesses were involved in this wonderful story.

Stop motion video of one weekend at Jerry’s House

I would encourage anyone who has the opportunity to help a neighbor, coworker, friend, or just someone who is in need of any sort,  to go for it.  Be a light in your world and you don’t have to do in alone.  reach out and ask people to join you in helping out.  All will be grateful.

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A huge thanks to all who helped or donated and helped make a happy ending to a tragic event.

Here are a few links about the project for your to enjoy.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/09/17/2689181/new-house-takes-shape-as-volunteers.html

http://riceontheside.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/home-sweet-home/

http://www.king5.com/video?id=170565856&sec=548792&ref=rcvidmod

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/12/28/2812630/ten-who-cared-bellingham-contractor.html#storylink=cpy

https://www.facebook.com/KING5News/posts/533485410001678

http://www.king5.com/community/making-a-difference/Town-of-Van-Zandt-learns-meaning-of-Love-thy-neighbor-170565856.html

A list of some of the businesses that were involved:

Acme Drywall

Marrs Heating

Bodes Precast

H.D. Fowler

Livermore & Son

Cowden Gravel & Ready Mix

CB Wholesale

Home Depot

Pro Build

RE Store

Nolan’s Roofing

Vander Griend Lumber

Mad Marmot Mills

Western Concrete Pumping

Ferndale Ready Mix & Gravel

Pass the Hat

Bellingham Millwork Supply

Orca Plumbing

Wilson Electric

Dejong Heating & Refrigeration

Super Flooring Construction

Hammertime Carpentry

Brown Dog Builders

Devine Interiors

VS Construction

Environmental Pest Control & Insulation

Two Dog Timberworks

Up-Rite Fence Co

Creative Stone Works

Remarkable Structures