A New Blessing on Campus: Woodforest Cottage

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The newly built Woodforest Cottage was dedicated in September, and we could not be more excited!  The cottage will be home to eight boys from the former Cottage 11 and their teaching parents, Cody and Angela Noble and daughter Lily. For some of the boys, they’ll have their own rooms and bathrooms for the first time. This is the fourth rebuilt cottage on campus as part of our campaign to replace the original cottages due to weathering and inefficiency.

We are so grateful for the generous investment from the Woodforest Charitable Foundation which made this new home possible. Partners in this cottage rebuild include Woodforest National Bank, HomeAid Houston, Empire Communities, Ziegler Cooper, Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) and a number of other vendors who donated materials, labor and services.

A home is a place of safety and comfort. Providing a home for the children and young adults at Boys and Girls Country is one of the first steps in meeting their emotional and physical needs. The opportunity to live and flourish in an environment that cares for their total well-being and spiritual growth is of utmost importance to us. We are delighted to partner with an organization that offers so much to the future of our youth,” shared Kim Marling, Executive Vice President of Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

The impact that this amazing cottage makes on the lives of our children is immeasurable. The kids who come to us experienced trauma, abuse, malnourishment and are behind their peers in school. A cottage is a home where they can start a new life in a caring and loving environment. It gives them hope for healing, an opportunity to grow spiritually and a chance to dream big. We cannot thank our partners enough for the investment of their treasure, time, labor and resources into making this cottage a reality,” commented Vincent Duran, CEO of Boys and Girls Country.

Everyone was thrilled to celebrate this cottage’s completion despite various hurdles along its way, including COVID-19. Now it is a beautiful loving home that offers plenty of space for a large cottage family to gather, for each child to have his own room and for all the kids to play and relax together. You are invited to view our dedication ceremony here: http://bit.ly/woodforestdedication

Thank you goes to the following vendors:  1st Texas Fire Protection, Alt Construction, Arrow Glass Industries, Ballou Fire Systems, Builders First Source, Builders Post Tension, Certainteed Roofing, Countrywide Roofing, D&E Plumbing, DPIS Engineering, Escobar Landscaping, Factory Builder Stores, GE Appliances, Hardware Resources, Home Pro, House of Power, James Hardie Building Products, JP Hart Lumber JR Cuello Painting, Kent Moore Cabinets, Kwikset, Lone Star Air Systems, Moen, NM Construction, Progress Lighting, Royal Bath, Sherwin Williams Paint, Stan Quint, TruTeam, Vortex Construction and Wisenbaker Builder Services.