On this #GivingTuesday, I would like to highlight a program spearheaded by the Corporate Volunteer Council, The Rescue Mission and The Hayner Hoyt Corporation to transform a vacant property into hope for three male residents turning their lives around.
The home, located at 142 Granger Street, just beyond the Rescue Mission campus was previously owned by the Syracuse Land Bank and with the help of the Syracuse community, will be transformed into a welcoming environment to further support the Rescue Missions efforts in changing lives. The refurbished home will provide affordable housing to individuals who have been able to secure employment and maintain an income, but may not be financially able to rent a market rate home.
Featuring three bedrooms, an eat in kitchen, two living areas and an out door patio, the homes location next door to the Rescue Mission will offer all of the support and resources available at the campus with the responsibilities of sustaining themselves in their own home.
As you can see, the home will need a lot of work to become habitable. From drywall and painting to exterior updates and foundation repairs the home will require a community effort. In order to make this happen, the team is requesting help from individuals or companies who can offer resources ranging from transportation to financial contributions. You can even get creative and host your own fundraising event to sponsor a room in the new home.
We look forward to updating you on the progress of this project as well as highlighting some of the individuals and firms that have made a commitment to its success. If you would like to be a part of this, check out the informational packet Signature Project CBEH Toolkit, and let’s get to work!