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The walls will soon go up on Terry’s House as 10 volunteers from the Michael R. Tolladay Corporation and nine Vulcan cement trucks poured 80 yards of concrete on May 21. Terry’s House, a two-story home within walking distance of the main entrance to Community Regional Medical Center, will accommodate patients’ families who have nowhere to stay or cannot afford hotels.
Next steps are the framing, walls, electrical, plumbing, insulation and siding – all donated by local companies and volunteers.
“In a month or two it will really start to take shape,” said Paul Scott, superintendent for the Tolladay Corporation. “As it starts going up more people want to get involved and it will certainly be a beautiful two-story home when it’s finished.”
Terry’s House will be a 17,000-square-foot home with 20 guest rooms with private baths and refrigerators to accommodate the families of trauma patients during their recovery. It will also have a guest kitchen, guest dining room, laundry room, healing garden, family resource center, children’s activity room and reflection room.
The construction and maintenance of Terry’s House is entirely dependent upon private gifts and contributions. Community Medical Foundation is reaching out to the community to help build Terry's House. To help by giving a monetary contribution or for more information on Terry's House, contact Community Medical Foundation at (559) 459-2670 or log on to http://www.terryshousefresno.com/.
This story was reported by Rebecca Wass. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.