Wicomico Rotary Club Teams up with Gillis Gilkerson to Meet Village of Hope Housing Need
SALISBURY, MD – July 31, 2014 – The Wicomico Rotary Club, announced the completion of a bedroom addition/renovation project at The Village of Hope located at 1001 Lake Street in Salisbury, Maryland. The Wicomico Rotary Club teamed up with Gillis Gilkerson and other local businesses (Lifetime Masonry, Bozman’s Floor Coverings, Seaside Electric, Salisbury Door & Hardware, Bayside Fire Protection and Superior Coatings) on this Community Service Project.
This team of professionals and community members converted an existing storage closet into an additional bedroom connected to a family unit in the women and children’s section located in the transitional housing building.
“I learned about the needs of The Village of Hope in a Rotary meeting and as a member of the Community Service Committee, immediately felt that we could give a hand up,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson and fellow Rotarian. “The team working on the project was aware of the growing need for transitional housing for women and children and worked diligently to complete the transformation in less than a month’s time.”
“We are grateful for the renovation work that was done as we are seeing more and more women with two or three children come through our doors looking for assistance,” said Jasime Rogers, executive director, Village of Hope. “It was amazing to watch business professionals and community members working together to build a more comfortable living space for those families in need.”
About Gillis Gilkerson
In its 37th year of building and real estate development on Delmarva, award-winning Gillis Gilkerson has built a reputation as one of the most trusted and stable construction management and general contracting firms on the Peninsula. From new commercial construction to renovation, the company’s construction managers offer broad and deep experience in diverse industries such as medical, industrial, manufacturing, hotels, multi-family housing, houses of worship, restaurants, retail, schools and more. Its full-service real estate development expertise offers custom solutions for land purchase, building program development, turnkey project management, obtaining permits and approvals, property management, property marketing, purchase, lease, and lease/purchase options. The team works in conjunction with architects, government planners, engineers, surveyors, inspectors, contractors, and leasing agents to manage the development process from concept to completion.