Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Lean In Legacy

Bravo!! Guess what????

Out of last month’s leaky roof and the vision, love, loyalty and stubbornness of board member and Remodeling Project Chairperson, Sue deVeerit ain’t gonna leak no more.

Sue was gonna install that roof herself, if no other way showed up.

Look what her stubbornness hath brought instead.

Who knows the ways of Magic, Mystery, Fairy Dust and Love.

And, there was a chill in
the air as that roof went on.
The roof is almost done and it’s only Wednesday!!!

There will be no Roof Raising Community Building Event this coming Sunday!!

This week so far --
  • Monday, Allen Beckett, contractor, called Sue, taking the initiative to respond to our greatest hopes for a ROOF!
  • Tuesday, Allen sent us materials and a roofer that installed most of it.
  • Wednesday, Allen called/texted Sue. Sue called Anastasia and excitedly shared that most of the rest of the roofing will be completed on Thursday as per Allen, again, and his loyal and talented roofing team.
Now how did that happen? You tell me!

Much gratitude to Allen Beckett, contractor and his steady team of helpers.

And to Guy Burkett whose early generous donation to this project helped the dream start to become reality when it was only a wish!

More to come.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Raising the roof on our small “zone of peace”

Fewer than 10% of our study interviewees “walk their talk” each and every day in every way.

New Horizons is proud to be one of these!

So what are we up to next?

Raising The Roof
Chairperson: Susan deVeer, cell: 240.409.5347, email:

Date: Saturday, November 16 (rain date, Sunday, November 17)
Time: 9:00 a.m. to sundown
What we’ve got
  • The land!!!!!
  • The vision!!!!!
  • The spirit!!!!
  • Our own unique Cultural Mediation Community Development model!
  •  Growing participants and supporters
  •  Roof building materials
  • Volunteers for roof raising (have some, need more still)
What we need
  • More volunteers (roof builders, food committee for roof builders care   and feeding, painters, if you would prefer to do that).
  • Donations of food for volunteers
  • Cash donations 
  • (Yes, we are a 501 C (3), tax deductible organization).
  • Materials, volunteers and cash donations for next remodeling  project – remodeling our meeting room and efficiency apartment to provide a wonderful new home and living opportunity for ---
Contact Anastasia for “Searching For Someone Special” Project
Cell: 240.409.5347. email: