Our next home rejuvenation project is in Crandall. This the long-time homestead of a wonderful and generous lady who actually grew up on the property, with lots of history surrounding this structure. If you can help with services, funding or materials, please let us know!
ESTIMATE FOR REPAIRS
A. LEVELING: Install 10 new pad blocks, rework exist blocks, install new blocks and shims around the perimeter of the existing beams. Raise approximately 8+ inches. Material and labor: $4,200.00
B. HVAC: Remove and install new outside and inside unit, repair some ductwork. Material and labor: $3,176.91
C. ELECTRICAL: Test outlets, inspect the electrical box, reset light fixture at 2 back bathrooms. Change out 3 outlets at bathroom at kitchen end of trailer. Material and labor: $850.00
D. Carpentry: Remove and replace one sheet of floor decking at front entry door, remove and replace front patio deck 24'x12', rework 4 interior doors and trim, install new threshold and weatherstrip at front door. Material and labor: $4,050.00
E. PLUMBING: inspect master tub. Toilet, vanity- also other 2 baths inspect for leaks. Labor: $400.00 mtl not figured
F. Total for the above: $ 12,676.91
We are working with Sharing the Love Foundation to establish and grow a community garden. We have a Master Gardner overseeing the project. Produce will be given to those in need, and sold at the Farmers Market here in Forney to support STL. Come have fun in the dirt with us! You can donate to this great cause through the Donate button below.
We had a kick-off event on the Spring Solstice (March 20), with about 60 in attendance! Most of the harvest will be given to the elderly and others in need (for free, of course). But we hope to have enough to sell, also. Check back for more news...
FCM is receiving a growing number of requests for utilities and rent assistance. Many of these come through Forney ISD, as the teachers and counselors learn about troubles at home. Frequently, the assistance needed is more than $500, and other needs are present also. Needless to say, this requires money to overcome the problem. But we can only give from what we have available via donations from people like you.
If you would like to help FCM meet these needs, please use the "Donate" button below, and direct it to "Utilities & Rent Assistance". We thank you for your contributions. FCM does its best to verify the authenticity of the need, and makes a personal visit with the recipients of assistance.
ALL of the funds donated go to the cause specified, and are tax deductible. Funding for FCM overhead is managed through donations from its Board of Directors.
Our Forney ISD students need school supplies and uniforms! With Forney ISD's leadership, FCM is bringing the backpacks and uniforms effort together into one big, cooperative effort.
300 backpacks were purchased and given away at the Forney ISD Resource Fair. But 1,000 more are needed!! Please consider a donation through the Donate button on this site to help us recoup this cost, and give a student a backpack full of supplies, with items for the appropriate grades in school. A pack of supplies costs about $40 per student.
Donated (recycled) uniforms help a lot…so please donate your gently used, washed and good condition uniforms at the Presbyterian Church of Forney. Because of COVID-19, the supply of recycled uniforms is limited compared to prior years.
A week's worth of new school uniform tops and bottoms can be purchased for $80. Please consider a donation of your funds through the Donate button on this site to make this happen!
Both a backpack of school supplies and a week's worth of uniforms can be purchased for $120 per student. Please consider adopting a student with your financial support through the Donate button on this site.
With your donation, FCM's partner organizations will put together, coordinate and deliver these customized backpacks and uniforms to the students. These are not just eleemosynary activities, as FCM's partner organizations donate right along with you!