Author: Jason Bush
Since the air-time on KNND, we have had another almost $5,000 in donations on the GO FUND ME account which is now inactive, and all funds should be donated through the Operation Second Chance portal. The fund is now approaching $10,000. In addition, we have commitments for:
A complete plumbing installation, which includes labor and typical supplies and materials found on their trucks; Brothers Plumbing;
A complete fire suppression system per NFPA 13D; Harvey & Price;
Complete electrical installation, which includes labor and typical materials and supplies contained on their service trucks; Superior Electric;
Plans are in the second phase of refinement. The home is being designed to meet the disabilities of our veteran, both current and eventual; Robert Coryell Designs and River’s Edge Engineering; and,
Complete interior and exterior painting; High Cascade Painting and Construction;
I have also arranged a commercial General Contractor to help oversee the project, supplied by Bridgeway Contracting, LLC. At this point we are awaiting the final plans and engineering so that we can start doing material take-offs. Once we have those, we plan on contacting some supply warehouses for various construction packages such as lumber package(s) trim & siding package, roof covering package, plumbing fixtures, insulation package, door and windows, counters, cabinets, floor coverings, and interior trim & molding.
Lastly, I have been in contact with Lane County Building and Planning in order to expedite this approval as much as possible as we patiently await the final plans. Site work and a slightly built-up construction pad has taken the forefront of our priority at this time as we work through planning and building approvals.
Together, Bob Buss of Bridgeway Contracting and myself feel we will also be able to secure donations for things like concrete, trusses, and site work.