Posted: September 12, 2013 Volunteers are a Big Part of Valleybrook Renovations
With a fresh coat of paint, Valleybrook Church has turned from blue to a new bright red for those seeing the building on South Barstow Street from the outside. Both the church on one side of the street, at 410 S. Barstow, and its office space on the other side at 411, are undergoing major renovations, inside and out.
"With the South Barstow road construction and renovation this summer, we couldn't help but want to add to the beauty of downtown by updating our facades also," Michelle Olson, pastor at Valleybrook Church said.
Olson said every room on the first floor of the office building is completely repainted and updated after being gutted and reformed to make more efficient use of space. "Being able to completely redesign the floor plan has allowed us to create a space that fits our needs. With our children's ministry growing, we have been in dire need of space the last few years."
The office building will also have new energy efficient windows, doors, and lighting. The facades on both buildings have been painted.
Olson said the massive project could not have been completed without the help of many volunteers who have dedicated their time and talents into the renovations. In addition, members of the community not only donated their skills, but helped financially.
Olson says she's appreciated the kindness shown. "We are committed to being good stewards of the funds we've been blessed with for this project. To date, we have been able to 'pay as we go' on the remodel without having to take out a loan."