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Volunteers spruce up group home in Rochester

Volunteers fixed up the Allendale House with paint, lights, and new appliances.

Posted: Nov. 2, 2017 8:54 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Volunteers fixed up the Allendale House with paint, lights, and new appliances.

The house is a part of Bear Creek Services, and serves as a home for six individuals with development disabilities.

The work was done through Lowe’s “Heroes” project, where they donate all the materials and provide the labor.

“Lowe's found out about our needs and they didn't hesitate for one minute,” Pam Alberts with Bear Creek Services said. “They jumped on board and they said we will help and we had no idea what that meant, but it's meant new counter tops, new sinks, fridge, stove, new lighting, painting. It's incredible.”

Alberts said the residents were even able to pick out the living room paint color and meet with the volunteers.

“They take so much pride in their home, like we all do and they want to be part of it,” Alberts said. “So they're going to come home and know that they had a say in this and they're just going to be so excited to be able to entertain their family, their friends in this new house.”

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