On Saturday, July 16th, Clark Construction helped update a much used community gathering space at
Double Rock Baptist Church in the Bayview. As partnership would have it, Clark Construction was introduced to the church by the Aboriginal Blackman United
organization, and with additional support from Rebuilding Together San Francisco, a collaboration was born. Open 7 days a week, serving meals, investing in youth development activities, and offering spiritual guidance to the community, Double Rock is a long-standing pillar
in the Bayview.
Pastor Raynard H. Hillis told us "Being a new Pastor and faced with the challenges of revitalizing a church, community and culture is an awesome task. One main agenda item was to restore and improve our building of worship. My prayers went like this: 'Lord I need help.' As a preacher, I believe my Lord heard me. How you ask? The Rebuilding Together San Francisco family led by Karen & Jen, Chad from Clark Construction, and willing volunteers blessed our church."
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d the support and expertise of subcontractors Helix Electric, Pan Pacific Mechanical, Control Air North, and Shooter & Butts Landscaping. Joined by nearly 50 Clark Construction associates, interns, and family members, volunteers spent 6 hours refurbishing the church. The ABU team served up a BBQ lunch for all, deepening the "family reunion" feel held throughout the day. Volunteers cleaned, painted, laid tile, replaced plumbing, planted flowers, picked up trash, cleared away vines and weeds.
"Double Rock looks like a brand new church. I am so grateful for the open and kind hearted people of Clark Construction & RTSF. Double Rock and I are forever grateful," shared Pastor Hillis.
The total value of the project nears $17,000; "...we do this because there's no monetary value greater than the feeling of giving back and building relationships where we live and work," said Chad Dykeman, Project Engineer and Team Lead for this effort.
This project was the second partnership effort between Clark Construction and RTSF;
it is an excellent example of our unwavering belief in the power of transformation through collaboration and partnership.