Crews from Power Pro electrical and Corona Gas have begun by rewiring and installing a new furnace and ducting system in the Scarrow family home in Aldergrove

Aldergrove ‘Extreme Home Makeover’ underway

Sunday, May 8 saw the first day of construction as approximately 60 volunteers tore apart Sarah Scarrow's house

Sunday, May 8 saw the first day of construction as approximately 60 volunteers tore apart Sarah Scarrow’s house in the beginning stages of a complete home makeover, free of charge thanks to Aldergrove’s AOK Extreme Home Makeover team.

Sarah is a single mom who works full time to make end meet. Basically, her whole paycheque goes to the mortgage, so she has nothing left to repair her home.

Sarah has a huge heart. She has adopted three children and gives them her all.

“We feel she is very deserving of this gift,” said Acts of Kindness spokesperson pastor Mike Dauncey.

Extreme Home Repair (EHR) is a non-profit community service program of Church in the Valley, a Seventh-day Adventist Church, which is passionate about helping others and enhancing lives by providing home repairs for families in the Township of Langley who are in extreme need. This project is very similar to the Reality T.V. Show “Extreme Home Makeover.”

“Our goal is to accomplish at least one extreme makeover project each year, valued at $150,000 to $250,000. We have completed 16 makeovers in the last 13 years in Aldergrove and Langley,” said Dauncey.

“During the last 13 years, we have partnered with over 125 local businesses and hundreds of volunteers to renovate, restore, and improve the homes of 16 recipient families who were desperately in need of a home repair.”

Sometimes the recipient families have suffered unimaginable loss in the death of a child or loved one, and in many cases, children who have been chronically ill with asthma related to mold infested homes, have seen a tremendous improvement in their quality of life.

Whatever the case, the home renovation helps to restore homes as well as the mental, emotional, and physical health of families in our community.

To celebrate Extreme Home Repair & the completed 2016 project, AOK is planning a big neighbourhood block party and Reveal Celebration event. This will happen on Victoria Day, May 23 at 5 p.m.

“Join us as we unveil the new home for the Scarrow family at 26981 – 28A Avenue, in Aldergrove, who are this year’s worthy recipients,” said Dauncey.

Please see actsofkindness.ca for more on the current and past projects.

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