Working to Empower Individuals
From all of us at Samaritan House Transitional Housing, we would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to the wonderful staff of the Grounds Guys Barrie, LMS Indoor and Outdoor Contracting and the Barrie Sharks Bantam B Girls Hockey Team who devoted a full day to transform the landscape and interior of our Transition Home. Samaritan House provides housing and programs for women and children recovering from domestic violence. We were selected to be Barrie’s recipient of The Grounds Guys of Canada annual We Care Day. This special day is in memory of a family member, to celebrate her life and demonstrate the spirit of C.A.R.E. by giving back to the community. And boy did they give back. The team arrived early in the morning and spent the whole day cleaning up the exterior of the home, transforming the landscaping with new shrubbery fresh gardens including planting new bulbs for the spring. They added new lighting, assisted with interior updating and added special touches such as planters and door wreaths. The finishing touch was the planting of a special garden to carry on the meaning and message of this special day for years to come.
Others who contributed through donations to make this day happen were The Barrie Garden Centre, Glass and Lighting Gallery & Home Furnishing, General Seed, Carr Excavating Ltd., and Justin Scott. With much gratitude and appreciation for the care, compassion and hard work with smiles you extended to Samaritan House we thank you all for the wonderful assistance and donation you provided to Samaritan House. - Kerry Ploughman
Samaritan House Executive Director