City Impact - San Francisco


A San Francisco inner-city rescue mission wanted to start a Christian school in a 1920's era building that they owned. They didn't initially attract much attention, but as the number of students increased, the Fire Department "discovered" the school, and insist it close until numerous building issues (structural, electrical, plumbing, fire safety, etc.) were corrected.

Enter Mike and Sandy's Danville church, who raised over $1.4 million for materials, and put in thousands of hours of volunteer labor to completely rebuild the old 3-story + basement building, bringing it into full building code compliance.

Like many projects, this one expanded as it went (e.g., fixing one roof leak turned into replacing the entire roof, including all the rotted supporting trusses. But after nearly 3 years, it was done, and the kids got the OK to move back in.

Mike learned lots of new things working on this commercial building. He's worked on framing and on the new roof, installed new circuit breaker panels in the basement and 2nd floor, pulled in lots of wiring, and installed lots of outlet and switch boxes. He spent time installing smoke detectors and alarms, and related security systems.

The school continues to thrive in its "new" building, and as of late 2016, had over 100 students.

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