More than 20 members came out for the BATC Foundation’s Volunteer Day on October 27th in Oak Park Heights! Working with Rebuilding Together the volunteers helped complete various home improvement projects for Jason and Genella Jemelka and their 3 kids.
Jason served 8 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, completed 3 tours in Iraq and now serves in the Minnesota National Guard. His wife Genella suffers from medical complications related to several surgeries and can no longer work. Because of the medical expenses, there is little left over for home repairs.
Thanks to Bachman’s donation of plants and other materials, volunteers helped landscape the front lawn and install trenching to keep water from the house. With a generous donation of flooring from Focal Point Flooring the Jemelkas kitchen and bathroom floor was ripped up and replaced. Volunteers hooked up appliances donated by Pulte – including a dishwasher, stove, refrigerator and washer and dryer. Lastly, volunteers set up a new playset donated by the BATC Foundation for the Jemelkas 3 children.
Lyman Lumber provided lunch for the volunteers from “Not Just a Bar” in Stillwater. Donated windows and a few interior doors from Sherco Construction will be installed in the coming weeks. A concrete slab on the house was replaced by the BATC Foundation earlier this year after the old slab started to sink into the house and cause the basement foundation to start to buckle.
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make a difference for this deserving family!
Tennyson Anseth– Robert Thomas Homes
Bob Bennett– BATC Foundation Board
Kelly Davert– Mingle & Studio M Interiors
Greg Elsner– J. Becher & Associates
Kathryn Greiner– Rebuilding Together Twin Cities
Bryan Haglund– Synergy Products
Shannon Hitchcock– Building Hubww
Marty Koleno– Schwieters Companies, Inc.
Mark Krystofiak– Schwieters Companies, Inc.
Penny Lindblom– Dorglass, Inc.
Branden Lueck– Focal Point Flooring, Cabinet and Design
Scott Marshall– Re/Max Results
Kathy Pierce– Robert Thomas Homes
Paul Roecker– Lyman Lumber Company
Tony Sjogren– Rebuilding Together Twin Cities
Josh Soderbeck– Soderbeck Design Company
John Stadelman– Bachman’s Landscaping
Sam Wick– Focal Point Flooring, Cabinet and Design
Jeissica Wojcik– J. Becher & Associates
Thanks to these BATC members who donated product and/or labor:
Bachman’s Floral Gift & Garden
Pulte Homes of MN