Oregon Dream Makeover

March 2009

Helping Make Dreams Come True

Parkin Electric was honored to be part of a community project called Oregon Dream Makeover.  Two local women were inspired by the story of a young woman, Marissa Huddleston, who was battling Leukemia.  In response they founded Oregon Dream Makeover, a non-profit organization, whose goal is to find one deserving family a year and provide them with a home makeover.  You can read more about Marissa’s and their story at the official website www.ordreammakeover.com

We too were inspired by Marissa and her family.  The Huddleston family is full of love for each other and their community.  And despite the condition of their home we could tell that they took a great deal of pride in it and we knew they would appreciate the makeover.

We could see that the Huddleston home was in serious need of electrical repairs.  Parkin Electric committed to providing electrical upgrades including a new 200 amp service; new wiring in the kitchen, laundry room, bathroom the girl’s bedrooms, and miscellaneous wiring through out the rest of the house.  When it was all said and done, we ended up re-wiring nearly the whole house, as well as some miscellaneous wiring in the garage, garden shed, and outdoor patio area.

The best part about this project:  Our employees donated all of their time and one of our generous suppliers Crescent Electric Supply donated a good majority of the materials for the project.   We were blown away by the number of people and business who stepped forward to donate their time, expertise and talent to this project.   It brought us great joy to be involved.   And as you can see by the picture below, the Huddleston Family was blown away too!

Again, our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of our employees who participated, and to Crescent Electric Supply for your caring and generosity.  You’re the best!