Members of the Aldergrove Community Secondary School Senior Boys rugby team stopped by the Aldergrove 7th-Day Adventist Church’s extreme home repair project Friday to lend a hand.

Members of the Aldergrove Community Secondary School Senior Boys rugby team stopped by the Aldergrove 7th-Day Adventist Church’s extreme home repair project Friday to lend a hand.

Extreme home makeover well underway

  • May. 18, 2011 2:00 p.m.

The Acts of Kindness (AOK) outreach of Aldergrove 7th-day Adventist Church’s seventh annual “extreme house repair” is moving along even better than planned. The project, which will transform the home of the Grochowski family this year, involves everything from a new roof to substantial interior renovations. AOK spokesman and head of the church’s family life ministries Mike Dauncey said Monday the project was going exceptionally well, thanks to the tremendous numbers of volunteers that showed up.

“It’s Day Three and we’re already putting the house back together,” he said Monday.  “We had tons of teenagers show up and help.”

Dauncey said the first day in particular drew a strong response.

“We had 70-plus people show on Friday, our first official day,” he said. “It was amazing.”

Dauncey said the house desperately needed a makeover.

“This house was in great need of repair,” he said. “The roof was dripping water into the living room.”

They’ve already put a new roof on, which should keep the house in much better shape for the long run.

“The new roof should be good for 25 years,” Dauncey said.

He said business support has been essential to the project.

“I want to thank all the businesses in Aldergrove and Langley.”