| The IHS storage and meal-making office at Building 105, Crofton Place, Lake Monticello (about 12 miles from the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville), is almost totally restored. The office experienced an unusual shock when the ceiling collapsed one night about a month ago. Lot of high winds evidently shook the rafters and down came the sheet-rock. No water damage, even with all the rain; however, dust covered everything. Quiet a surprise to open the office door and find that the ceiling and floor were competing for space. No other office in the single story building was effected.
That was then ... this is now
The office was totally painted last week. The remaining work is to find a commercial vacuum cleaner and remove the remaining dust which has settled in the carpet. All meal packets were removed to another building the day after the incident. Fortunately, the packets in the office were tightly sealed, and still in large trash bags awaiting review by staff. Therefore, the dust did not penetrate the contents. Since bags are generally stacked along and against the office walls, nothing was crushed when the sheet rock fell down in the center of the room.
First week of July will be spent setting up office in an orderly fashion
Present stock of meal packets will be boxed and made ready for next delivery to the UVA Office of Social Work cabinet. The Fluvanna County Grace & Glory Lutheran Church, which makes about 60 meal packets each second Sunday of the month will add to present stock, and those of you who happen to live in the Virginia counties of Fluvanna, Albemarle, Louisa and Nelson can call and offer to add to the summer supplies. Just pick up the phone and call us at (434) 589-4864. And make contact by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy my personal email at email@example.com.
I really do want to receive your desire to participate. Let's talk!
And, as always, please remember that all of us at IHS are non-paid volunteers, and we are all donating what we can to IHS personally. Also remember - for transparency we hold the "Gold Seal of Approval" from the Guidestar.org national clearing house. Please do what you can. And, if you would like to donate now to our cause, please click the button below to go to our encrypted secure on-line donation form.
Much love from all of us... and Happy Summer.
May your roof remain intact!
Sincerely ... T. Wade Clegg III & Sam McLawhorn for IHS