BLANCO recently helped sponsor Florence Von Pelet and Sarah Miller from Modenus who joined a group of interior designers/bloggers on a mission to help shelter a family of six in Guatemala. The designers included Kelly Kole, Joann Kandrac and Pamela Copeman. The heart-felt mission was organized by Catalyst Resources International.
The house was finished in two and a half days by a group of thirteen determined women. On the night of the dedication, it poured; but, everyone was kept dry in their newly built home.
The three day goal wasn’t the only challenge faced… a couple of team members had to stuff their shirts with paper to protect themselves from barbed wire that lined a neighbor’s fence while building the back wall of the house.
At the completion of the project, the entire village gathered to see the finished home. The family received their house keys and unlocked their front door for the first time to find a dinner table and two bedrooms furnished with brand new beds, mattresses, sheets, blankets and pillows.
Thank you to our friends in the interior design community for including us in your life’s work both inside and outside the office!
* All images produced by Chasen West Photography for Kandrac & Kole