October 2003-May 2007: Tierra del Sol, Health Care for the Homeless was dedicated exclusively to providing services to women with co-occurring addictive and mental health disorders and their children. We renovated the community house at the facility through extensive demolition and structural reinforcement, and renovation of each of the rooms in the house. We also built a small shade structure over the administrative offices.
2014-2016: We built one legged stools for Amy Biehl High School. The stool had been designed by faculty at the high school. They are used by students who have a hard time concentrating in class. Sitting on the stools requires a physical concentration allowing for students to “pay attention” in class. We also had the CREW SUMMER WORKSHOPS in which members and others learned how to make Jelly Cabinets and Cupboards; Learned all about Drywall installation, repair, and modification, including taping, mudding, installing corner bead and bullnose trim, etc.;
January 2012-November 2013: PB&J Family Services Bernalillo. CREW did an extensive renovation which included: complete overhaul of the main adult bathroom: walls, floor, tiles, plumbing, electricity, toilets, and stalls major remodeling of two children's bathrooms, including the installation of new child-size toilets, sinks, and cabinets, removing a bathtub, and re-doing the walls;converting an old bathroom into a much-needed storage room with customized shelves built by us; re-construction of an existing storage closet painting the babies nap room; fixing the play room's vinyl floorfixing the kitchen cabinets and hinges
2017-2018: Santuario de Karuna is a micro animal sanctuary near Tijeras Canyon. Run by Tamara Hubbard and Coral Ricketts, the Sanctuario's slogan is "where all life matters." There are 36 rescued farm animals living on a small hillside in the Manzano mountains. The primary focus of Santuario de Karuna is educating the public about animal agriculture through living compassionately and humane education as a means towards ending the suffering of farm animals. Staff live out their commitment to animals by practicing a vegan lifestyle (that is, no forms of meat, eggs, dairy products, honey, or animal byproducts). The Sanctuario hosts educational sessions with visiting school children, making use of a small free-standing workshop.
CREW worked with PB&J to transform existing rooms in their facility, many of which were used for storage, into new multi-purpose spaces.
October 2015 - July 2016:Sunflower Sanctuary is a hospice for 22 aged dogs who otherwise would probably have been euthanized. They are a happy bunch, along with 3 burros and a goat. We became friends with all of them while working on the project, and one of the dogs was adopted by Judy and Steve. The website address is: http://www.sunflowersanctuary.org
We completed the work on a large one room building that Cynthia, the founder, wanted to make into an indoor grooming station and emergency housing for more dogs, which we accomplished.