We just completed our THIRD floor transplant! Just one more unit to finish. We are fortunate enough to have an occupancy rate between 95 and100% which leaves little time for installation but we are certainly not complaining. We have such dedicated volunteers that we are able to strip carpeting, lay flooring, clean and spruce up in three to four days. Timing has been perfect for us. Residents leave, we get a call inquiring about availability and a few days later new residents move into a fresh, finished unit. Thanks to Lumber Liquidators' donation, we have all the flooring we need (even if we mess up a little). We have learned a lot about installing flooring and each unit looks a bit better than the last. Our next project, starting this summer, will be a new coat of paint for each condo.
A colleague of mine who works for a company that supplies furniture to military bases and colleges has offered to work on a donation for us. The furniture is high quality, durable and looks wonderful. We are looking forward to installing new furniture in all units. New flooring AND new furniture! We are extremely grateful to all who have helped us update our condos.
Since our occupancy rate has been stable at approximately 95% this past year, our long term goal is to expand and acquire more units We are working on one capital grant now and researching others. If only we could find a $1,000,000 lottery ticket! If anyone knows where we can get one, please be sure and give us a call.
Our residents are always so happy to stay here instead of a small motel. One resident told me he thought he would have recovered much more quickly if he had been able to stay here for the entire four months after his lung transplant. Unfortunately, we didn't have space available for him until the last month of his recovery. He actually did have to stay in a motel which cost twice as much and was less than a quarter of the size of our condos.
We are positive that we will accomplish our goal to provide housing to ALL transplant patients who need a safe, quiet, comfortable place to recover.