Greta Visser painted a bannister. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Volunteers plunge into work restoring Aldergrove home

The AOK team is a third of the way through a two-week restoration project.

Work is well underway on renovating the Adam family’s Aldergrove home, as part of this year’s Acts of Kindness Extreme Home Repair project.

On Thursday, Gail Bergen was sanding trim to get it ready for painting.

“I volunteer every year,” Bergen said.

Though the project is spearheaded by the Church of the Valley, Bergen isn’t a member of the church. She’s volunteered for eight years to help out in her community.

“Lots of fun, lots of great people,” she said.

Also helping was Greta Visser, who has a personal reason for working on the project – it’s her daughter’s home.

Charlene Adam suffered a stroke more than a year ago and is still recovering, while her husband Adam was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Between limitations financial and physical, they haven’t been able to fix up their home.

Visser said after she helped her daughter pack up as the family moved into a hotel for a couple weeks, she came back days later and was surprised at how much work had already been done.

“The volunteers are absolutely amazing,” she said.

Thursday was day six of 15 for the project.

READ MORE: Langley’s AOK team need help repairing house, restoring lives

 

(Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

(Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

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