In addition to the COVID-19 crisis, we had another challenge for the past 9 weeks. A water leak in our building caused damage to our floor and walls and soaked many bolts of fleece.
We quickly cut up the material into blankets, and our awesome Blanket Angel volunteers washed and dried the fleece and saved it all! We then removed as many blankets as we could from the workshop and covered furniture and equipment with plastic to prepare for repairs.
The contractors got to work removing and replacing damaged drywall and flooring. During much of this time the workshop was closed as only Jessica could work in there to keep our “brown bin” curbside drop-off and pick-up running along!
Our dedicated Blanket Angel volunteers took work home with them and after many weeks were finally able to come back and work outside on tables in front of the workshop. You can see some of them wearing their masks while they work in the photos above and below.
Now, new drywall is hung and painted and our new flooring is laid! The dust and dirt are being cleaned up and soon we’ll move fleece, blankets and tables back in and welcome everyone back into the workshop. Many thanks to everyone who helped us work through this extra 2020 challenge! You were ALL AMAZING AND PATIENT and SO HELPFUL! Thank YOU!!
We would also like to thank our landlord, John Zettler, who was so gracious to take care of the water leak repairs, as well as the contractors from Patrick Builders, LLC!
Enjoy the pictures of the progress!
To get the latest MVOB news delivered right to your inbox, join our mailing list below.