Bowling Green's Very Own Extreme Home Makeover


"This house will be going to a family that otherwise would not be able to afford a house. This is basically to give them their dream," said Richard Reker, Housing Authority of Bowling Green's Assistant Modernization Coordinator.
 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) -- Bowling Green's very own version of extreme home makeover is underway. The Housing Authority of Bowling Green has collaborated with local businesses and groups to renovate a home on Ragland Lane, in Bowling Green.

"This house will be going to a family that otherwise would not be able to afford a house. This is basically to give them their dream," said Richard Reker, Housing Authority of Bowling Green's Assistant Modernization Coordinator.

The Housing Authority of Bowling Green purchased the home. Organizations such as Independence Bank and Western Kentucky University's Fiji Fraternity are coming together to make this home liveable.

"This means the world to me. My dad builds houses and it means so much to me that we're able to provide a home for a family in need,” said Taylor Bowling, Fiji Fraternity, Western Kentucky University.

Today, nearly thirty volunteers removed all dry wall, carpet and ceiling. Counter tops, sinks, and windows have also been removed. The entire house must be gutted before new construction can take place.

"We're going to be cleaning up the outside. We are going to be putting in new landscaping. We're putting new vinyl on the outside. We're building a new porch. It's going to be a total makeover. Only the old foundation and the old frame will be existing, the rest will be brand new,” said Richard Reker, Housing Authority of Bowling Green's Assistant Modernization Coordinator.

"The vocational and technical school is helping us with the electrical, heating and cooling. All of their students will be rewiring the heating and cooling for us. We'll have to find a plumber to help replace existing pipes because we're moving the bathrooms," said Richard Reker, Housing Authority of Bowling Green's Assistant Modernization Coordinator.

A committee working with the Housing Authority of Bowling Green, will soon choose the new homeowners.

Volunteers are still needed. Officials are seeking people who want to volunteer their time, skills, or items. If you're interested in becoming a part of this extreme home makeover, contact the Housing Authority of Bowling Green at, (270) 843-6071 or Richard Reker, at (270) 784-3150.


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