Last September, our Angels’ Arms home in Ferguson was destroyed by a fire. The foster family was out of town and thankfully no one was hurt, but all their belongings were lost. “We came home to a devastating realization that our beautiful home on Maple Avenue had caught fire. It was so surreal. But the Angels’ Arms staff told us that one day our lives would get put back together,” said foster mom Jenny Tripp.
Over the last six months, Angels’ Arms has been busy working on relocating the Tripp family to a new home in South St. Louis County. Jen Wallner with the Wallner Team was instrumental in helping us find the perfect house for the Tripps. We had numerous individuals donate furniture to furnish the bedrooms, dining room and family room. We had dozens of volunteers help with minor repairs and renovations and cleaning the home. Also, our friends at Community Associations Institute (CAI) held a drive in December and collected many household items for the family such as bedding, dinnerware, gift cards, cleaning supplies and much more.
After weeks of renovations and last minute finishing touches, we were finally able to hand over the keys to Jenny and her husband Shane on January 11th and we filmed it LIVE via Facebook. “We got to enter our new residence and were blown away on how much work was done to ready the home for our family and the children in our care. There were so many volunteers and donors that made all our wishes come true, and we are looking forward to starting the new year in our new home.”
Check out the photos of the new house HERE.