Let's rewind a few months to August 2010. I had just moved into the position of Director of LGH and one of my tasks was to oversee the remodeling of the residents rooms. So in the midst of settling into my new job, I had to find time to put on a decorators hat and try to get that job finished.... and do it with a limited budget. We had already been blessed by a donor that had purchased colorful bedding and fun paint colors for the walls. However, we were in desperate need of new dressers and decor for the walls. And, if we could make it work in our tight budget, we needed new drapes for added privacy.
A few months into my new position, I received a call from a Liberty University professor asking if I would come speak in her class. It was after that class that I met two young ladies that wanted to help... and they were involved in the Interior Design Society. Of course they could come help!
In the midst of all of there work, I received a call from Grand Home Furnishings. "What are your needs?" Hearing that question made me laugh as I rattled off my list. "Dressers for the bedrooms, a new queen bed for the houseparents, a few loveseats" and by that time I finished, I thought I had overwhelmed him with our list of needs. However, within a few weeks I was told that my list was something that they were able to provide for us.
It was a great day.