Below is the update recently sent to supporters of Trinity New Hope (affordable housing).
Dear Friends of Trinity New Hope,
When we finished the 2019 Avenues for Hope online giving campaign on December 31, I never could have imagined the circumstances under which I would be writing this mid-year update. The COVID-19 pandemic and national reckoning with racial justice issues are shaping 2020 in big ways for our country, communities, and individual lives. In the midst of everything else, the real-estate market in Canyon County has not slowed down and as a result, the need for safe affordable housing has not decreased. Thank you for being part of Trinity New Hope’s work.
This July we want to lift up two specific projects your dollars have helped us with. First, we have refinished the two bathtub/showers in 7 of our 16 homes. We have done this whenever a unit is vacated. Second, your gifts gave us the financial stability to take out an improvement loan from the Mission Investment Fund of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We hired A & S Siding of Nampa to install new vinyl siding (replacing the expensive-to-repair original wood siding) and windows on our 16 homes. Each home will also have new soffits and fascia and will be wrapped with insulation before the siding is installed. We selected eight different siding colors. In addition, the contractor is donating materials to dress up the exteriors of the homes. We are very excited about upgrading the homes aesthetically while also making them more energy efficient.
Thanks again for making donations through the Avenues for Hope Campaign. We are so grateful for your generosity and partnership.
Pastor Meggan Manlove Trinity New Hope Board Member
Tami McHugh Trinity New Hope Board President