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In 2022, a volunteer at Sonshine Equine Horsemanship and Therapeutic Riding Center in Millsboro Delaware, reached out to CFAC with a request for a ramp to help smaller riders get on horses. Paul Sciannella then contacted Sussex Tech carpentry class to create and build a portable staircase.
Read more about the project here in the Cape Gazette…
On January 2022 this project came to completion. It included a ramp for access in and out of the house, reinforcement of a soft spot in the kitchen floor near the refrigerator, and installation of a vertical grab bar in the bathroom to help resident get in and out of the tub/shower.
“All three projects are done (ramp, grab bar, and floor repair) and they are all beautiful. People who have seen the ramp are raving about it,” commented Ronald H. of Millsboro.
In October, 2021, CFAC listened to a project proposal from Eagle Scout Dalton Facer. In order to earn his Eagle Rank, he needed to complete an Eagle project. He wanted to install a new waterfront sign, complete with landscaping, at Camp Barnes in Frankford, DE.
Moved by the presentation and bright young man, CFAC decided to sponsor the project with a monetary donation. The photo above shows the finished sign in February 2022.
After careful review, Contractors For A Cause came together and completed this new ramp for an area resident in early 2020. One CFAC member created and provided basic plans and supplies needed for the ramp while another Contractors For A Cause member, on short notice, completed the project. The side railing of the porch was removed and a ramp with a switchback and platform was constructed along the front of the house to provide this area resident with greater mobility to enter and exit her home without injuring herself.
“I would like to thank the amazing group of contractors who came out to my home and built me a ramp. With 2 injured knees, I was in a wheelchair and was homebound as I couldn’t go up and down my stairs. This ramp gave me back my freedom and I can’t thank all of you enough. You were a God send to me! Thank you again!” – Melody P.
After, during and before photos shown.
The John M. Clayton Elementary project complete! About 40 community volunteers visited John M. Clayton Elementary School on Thursday, December 10 to assist in the construction of the school’s new enhanced playground.
The project was funded by the JMC PTO with donations from several local businesses. The expanded playground features inclusive equipment, mulch, a border and a ramp.
Contractors For A Cause joined community sponsors Mountaire Farms, High Tide Church, Bank of Delmarva, Marnie Custom Homes, The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation and East Sussex Moose Lodge 2542. Representatives of these organizations were on hand to assist in the installation.
Thank you to all those that volunteered, and provided supplies, for the Oak Orchard Boys and Girls Club revamp. Check out this facebook video for more before and after photos.
The Camp Barnes project has been underway for the past 2 years.
It is a 75 year old camp in Sussex county that has served under privileged children, mostly from the inner city. This camp is a nonprofit run by the Delaware State Police.
CFAC has donated labor and financial help to renovate eight cabins over the last two years. The outdoor pavilion where the kids eat was renovated. The pavilion is 30′ x 60′. A new roof, screen panel siding, and metal ceiling with fans were all installed. The project was completed in March 2021.
Camp Barnes and CFAC continued to improve the camp by renovating the pavilion and the administration building in 2021. The nurses cabin is the last building needing renovation and we hope to assist with this project also.
Letter from Dr. Richard Nippes, Ocean View Historical Society board member …
What a blessing to have leaders in the community that have created a non-profit organization to service the less fortunate in our community with shelter needs and the lack of financial means to pay for the services. The Ocean View Historical Society (OVHS), working to preserve local history, had become aware of the great work Contractors for a Cause had performed in the community, in particular the Justin Jennings house in Bethany Beach. These contractors constructed this building to the highest standards and completed it way under budget. Prominently positioned next to the Town Park, and in the center of the Historical Village of Ocean View, OVHS has received numerous accolades for the design and quality of workmanship this building exudes. This Event Center is sure to provide a valuable service to the community for many years to come.