The Brundza were nominated for their dedication and service to the Canton community and the United Methodist Church, of which they are members. Bobby Brundza serves on the volunteer fire department and regularly works to maintain the United Methodist Church building. In addition, the Brundzas, regularly volunteer their time and contribute to church and community events, including the inaugural Extreme Dome Makeover held last year. The Brundza home, located on Fourth Street, will be repainted by EDM volunteers.
The Lamberts are known for their willingness to give both time and energy to their community and church. Both teach Sunday school and actively minister within the community. In addition, Sharon Lambert maintains the church’s website in her free time; while Kim Lambert frequently lends a helping hand to his neighbors and friends. Extreme Dome Makeover volunteers will complete landscaping work on the Lambert home.
Nominated for their ability to overcome personal and financial adversity, while maintaining a commitment to their community; the Steinbeck family home will also be renovated. Carla Steinbeck previously served as a Girl Scout leader and as a member of the Canton Public Library Board. Dan Steinbeck currently serves on the Lewis County Ambulance Board and the Canton Tourism Board; in addition, he has filled numerous leadership roles within the community. EDM volunteers will complete exterior paint work on the Steinbeck home, which is located on College Street.
Sharon Slater’s home, located on Hampton Lane, will be resided by volunteers. Both Slater and her husband are active members of their church and community. Due to Sharon’s recent knee surgery, the Slaters are physically and financially unable to complete the needed renovations.
With the support of EDM sponsors, including Home Depot (Behr & Glidden), Premium Waters, Sherwin-Williams, Lowe's (Valspar), Bergman Nurseries, Hoewing Trucking, Ayerco, Casey's, and numerous C-SC faculty and staff as well as community members, painting, residing and landscape work will be completed at the homes of each EDM recipient.
In addition to the four sponsored projects, volunteers will also complete a number of service projects throughout the community, including smaller home renovation work, clean-up and general maintenance at Martin Park, and waste removal and yard work.
The EDM concept was developed and launched in 2010 by the college as a way to make a greater contribution and impact on the Canton and college communities. Guided by our motto “Do Something that Makes a Difference,” the EDM team along with city officials, local churches, area businesses and community members built a force of more than 400 volunteers and invested about $150K in labor and material into the Canton community.
Members of the media are invited to attend Extreme Dome Makeover, for additional information please contact event organizer Jay Hoffman at (319) 551-9801.
Photos (top to bottom):
1) Volunteers complete work on one of four recipients during the first EDM held in August 2010.
2, 3, 4) C-SC student volunteers completed a number of renovation projects at various locations throughout the Canton community during the first-ever event.
5) Allen and Adrian Searson, one of four recipient families during C-SC's first Extreme Dome Makeover.
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