Builders group renovates charity's damaged facility
The headquarters of a local outreach group has received a much-needed update.
The Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services facility in southwest Houston has been renovated by the Remodelers Council of the Greater Houston Builders Association. Partnered on the project were Tom Pellegrin, Third Coast Builders, and Larry Abbott, Abbott Contracting. With their leadership, the council transformed the entire facility, which sustained water damage and general wear and tear over a period of 22 years. Renovations included exterior siding and lighting, acoustic ceiling tile replacement, sinks and faucets, window glazing, concrete and sheetrock work, interior and exterior paint, countertops, a room addition and exterior cleaning.
"It is incredibly rewarding to have the opportunity to share the time and talents of our council members to support worthy organizations such as ECHOS," says John Gillette, president of the Remodelers Council in a press release. "As a part of the Greater Houston Builders Association, the members of the Remodelers Council believe strongly in giving back to the communities in which we live and work."
ECHOS, a nonprofit organization founded in 1999, assists individuals in need of medical and social services by providing on-site medical screening, support and intervention services. The organization offers services provided by the Harris County Hospital District and the State of Texas Medicaid programs, including weekly vision screenings and health testing.
Dental services are provided by the University of Texas Dental Branch mobile van. ECHOS has an emergency food pantry with nonperishable foods, including formula and food for infants from birth through 12 months.
Previous Remodelers Council charity projects included SEARCH House of Tiny Treasures, Habitat for Humanity, the Santa Maria Hostel's Jacquelyn House and SIRE equestrian therapeutic centers.