McCarthy �Heart Hats� Brings Joy to Los Alamitos Family in Need
Other interior renovations entailed: paint by RM Hasson, carpet and vinyl flooring from Progressive Flooring; closet and interior doors by REW, Inc.; tile installation from McCandless Tile; demolition of cabinets and flooring by Nuprecon; installation of the drywall by PCI Contracting as well as the installation of a granite sink/vanity for the main bathroom by McCarthy superintendents. The team also cleaned the yard and conducted other landscape repairs.
Additional donations included a new Kenmore oven range from RW Smith; furniture and funds from volunteer Peggy Schlemmer and Chartreuse Home Furnishing; appliances and funds for a new children�s bedroom set, kitchen cabinets and the bathroom vanity from McCarthy employees; a new garage door from PJHM Architects, UCMI Inspection and GSO Overnite; mobile mini storage from Day Construction; lumber from JB Lumber; concrete for exterior landscape from J&M; a dumpster from Southern California Environment; lodging for the family from Ayres Hotel and cash donations from AO Reed, GSO Premiere, Martin Integrated and Seeley Bros.
�We were overwhelmed and grateful to the support received from the subcontracting community and suppliers within our short timeline,� said Mary Jo. �Elissa and Matt are such wonderful people. Even through all of their hardships, they are still joyful and optimistic. We hope our efforts help to ease some of the day-to-day burden for Elissa and Matt. Seeing the smile on little Hailey�s face when she went into her new pink Dora themed room definitely touched my heart.�
Upon completion of the project, Elissa, Matt and Hailey explained what the remodel will do for their family and expressed their gratitude to the volunteers. �It�s like living in a new house,� says Elissa. �The plumbing and everything works. I love my new kitchen and being able to take a shower in my master bath is incredible. The whole remodel is amazing, and I�m sure my healing process will go better now.�
�Knowing that there are so many loving, gracious, caring angels out there that took the time to put so much love and energy into helping my family brings tears to my eyes, but at the same time, I am so thankful to everyone,� says Elissa. �I pray that one day I can pay it forward and share this miracle with others.�