By Bennie Scarton, Jr.
Manassas, Va. – Two local nonprofit organizations are teaming up to repair a Dumfries townhome that will be sold to a low-income family whose hopes and dreams of owning a home will also be restored.
Four people—Jacob Koch and Peter Salemme, from the Northern Virginia Fuller Center for Housing Jobs in Alexandria, as well as Andrea Saccoccia and Bill Okuly from Project Mend-A-House in Manassas, recently spent an evening assessing the magnitude of the project and dividing the responsibilities of required repairs and home makeovers of the foreclosed townhome.
It was agreed that Project Mend-A-House volunteers will patch the drywall, repair the bathrooms and decking, and replace floors, broken windows, and remove junk, including the soda machine in the backyard.
Fuller Center volunteers will replace the kitchen floors, countertops and insulation, and paint the entire home.
Learn more about the work of The Fuller Center of Northern Virginia here.