Tool Donations Needed

We had an unfortunate occurrence in November when our construction trailer was broken into on a project site.  A large number of our tool inventory was stolen and will require replacement.

If you, your business or your church is interested in assisting us in replacing our tools, with either a financial donation or an in-kind donation, we would be immensely grateful.  Ideally, we need to complete two Greater Blessings Project Tool Boxes.

Each project box would contain the following tools:

Number of Items Item Description
1 Large Rubbermaid storage box
10 Hammers
5 Crow bars
5 Utility knives w/extra blades
20 Pencils
5 Speed squares
1 Carpenter square
3 Tin snips
10 Pair gloves
10 Saftey glasses
10 Dusk masks
10 Sets foam ear plugs
1 First aid kit
1 Regular screwdriver
1 Phillips screwdriver
2 Scraper blades
1 Small level (2′)
1 Large level
1 50′ Extension chord
1 GFCI w/multi plugs
10 Cloth nail aprons
1 Set drill bits
1 Set misc screwdriver tips
1 Crescent wrench
1 Channel lock wrench
1 Vice grips
1 Flashlight
10 Tape measures
1 Roll duct tape
2 Paint brushes
1 Chalk string ling
1 Hacksaw
1 Handsaw
1 Circular power saw
1 Power Sawz-all
1 Corded power drill
2 Cordless power drill
6 Hardhats
2 Extension ladder
2 Step ladder
2 Drywall pan
2 Drywall trowel
4 Saw horses

In addition, we are in need of a compressor, hoses and two nail guns – the largest item that was recently stolen.

If you are willing to help us restore our tool inventory, please contact us at: info@tfch.org for more information.

Autumn 2014 Project Season

United Church of Tallahassee volunteers work on Vivian Cromartie's roof on a cold morning in November
United Church of Tallahassee volunteers work on Vivian Cromartie’s roof on a cold morning in November

The Tallahassee Fuller Center for Housing has had a very busy fall 2014 project season.

In October, volunteers completed several repairs on the home of Keta Monroe in the Chaires community.  Working alongside Keta and members of her family, we installed new steps at both entrances to her home and installed new kitchen cabinets.  We will be returning in the next few weeks to help her install new flooring in the living area of her home.  It is hoped that Keta and her family will be able to move back in to her fire-damaged home soon.

In October and November, volunteers from the United Church of Tallahassee, FSU Habitat and members of Vivian’s church family spent three Saturday’s putting a new roof on the home of Vivian Cromartie in Havana.  In addition to replacing her roof, our volunteer crews also completed interior repairs made necessary by water damage created by the long leaking roof.  Vivian is partially disabled due to having a stroke several years ago, but she is currently working hard and traveling daily to complete her two-year degree at Tallahassee Community College.

Volunteers from  Trinity United Methodist Church, FSU Habitat, United Church of Tallahassee and Good Shepherd Catholic Church worked many Saturdays and weekdays in October and November to replace the roof on the home of Bobby Flowers in Tallahassee.  Although Bobby is partially disabled as a result of a car accident two years ago, he and members of his family will be completing interior repairs to his home following completion of the roof project.

Thank you to all of your dedicated volunteers!  We expect to dedicate all three projects in early January.  As a result of working through our long list of projects over the past several months, TFCH will now be able to once again take applications for assistance early in 2015.