Just a quick update for everyone we have been working daily on rehabbing and renovating the new War Advocacy Center, it’s been a lot of work, the unit has been cleared out, all the flooring ripped up, we were lucky enough to get the bathroom and conference room painted and the first coat on the kitchen area, here are a few pictures of what we walked into, they are phase 1 and 2 (before and after clean out).
We consider this a blank canvass and a work in progress. A very special thank you to Dave Federer for donating the cameras, wifi and doing all the wiring on our building, we have video cameras now. Thank you to Harry for the paint and paint supply donations. This has been a lot of hard work but it worth it! We are expecting to be fully operational in a month Read the rest of this entry →
Keys picked up…. Dave and we went through the apartment building for security cameras and wiring. This is the future home of the We Are Racine Advocacy Center. We will be located at 2432 Jacato and expect to be up and running in the next month. Lots of work to do! Read the rest of this entry →
Come one Come All!!!!! It is going to be a great great time! We like to invite all of you to our fund raising Carnival Night on Saturday, February 23rd at The Life Center from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. I’ve attached our flier to this email. We’re raising funds for our future programs including the “Life After School” program. Read the rest of this entry →
We are Racine and The Life Center are proud to announce the start of the afterschool program “Life After School” program beginning April 2nd. This program is free to the community. Our dedicated team of volunteers care about the future of Racine. Through dedicated team effort of teachers, business professionals and ordinary people the Life After School Program is going to offer to all elementary school aged children a wide range of education, mentoring and other great classes. Read the rest of this entry →
Following the devastating fire at 2500 Jacato Drive that displaced over 20 people from small babies to older adults the outpouring from residents has been outstanding. Those residents that didn’t lose everything from fire damage, lost many items from smoke and water damage.
Goodwill Industries contacted “We Are Racine” to offer their assistance in helping victims replace items that may not have been donated by the public. They expedited the paperwork and are working in conjunction with WAR and residents to ensure that they will not be forgotten or fall through the cracks. Read the rest of this entry →
Most everyone knows that when “We Are Racine” started in Spring of 2012 that our first priority was Jacato Drive. Most of us were very touched and took if very personal when the apartment fire happened at 2500 Jacato, many of these people we consider our friends and “family”. Some of us were on scene during and for hours after the fire working with the residents to comfort them, assure them that things would be ok and to be there FOR THEM. The community stepped forward in the minutes, hours and days following the devastating fire. Read the rest of this entry →