Gifts from the Heart

Let it snow…

Our community volunteer building project continues…slow, but sure. John Tingley of Hopewell Cape worked all day installing siding, just finishing up one end as the snow started to fly. Work continues inside on room petitions. In spite of the storm forecast for tomorrow, two volunteers have plans to return via 4-wheel drive to continue work &hellip Continue reading »

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All in a Day’s Work

Four men and eight hours is all it takes to shingle a roof, typar a bungalow and install seven windows. This was the house tonight at 17:30….three days ago, this was just a slab foundation. Some amazing, huh? Thank you to everyone who has helped make this real. We have a long ways to go, &hellip Continue reading »

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What if we had our own Dirty Dozen right here in Hillsborough?

Some days it seemed like it might never happen…but early this morning, as the sky began to brighten and a few flurries coasted down to earth, 12 very capable men congregated at a barren building site on the Mollins Road, just outside Hillsborough village limits. It was –7 with a cold winter wind, but they &hellip Continue reading »

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What if a community building project wasn’t just about lumber and nails?

Behind the scenes in the past several weeks, a community house building project has been taking shape. (See the earlier post about the volunteer project to build a barrier-free home for a local disabled couple.) So far, a number of Moncton and Hillsborough area businesses have stepped forward to contribute shingles, siding, concrete, interior and &hellip Continue reading »

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What would you give to a stranger?

Let me tell you about a couple who live in our community. Society likes to call them ‘disadvantaged’ as if their situation were nothing more than a mild inconvenience. This couple may not be all that well known beyond their own circle of friends. They are most often seen at church; they sit at the &hellip Continue reading »

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