Start an LGBT Halfway House

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Raised by 32 people in 11 months
John Degraffenried  AURORA, CO

I have found a hotel in Limon, it is pretty cheap, but will need a lot of work. So much that no bank will loan to me, so I have to pay all in cash.

The hotel itself is 30K and it will take maybe 30K in repairs, (maybe even more)

I want to take this hotel and turn it into a charity/non profit, a halfway house for the LGBT community. I want to be able to offer gay teens a place to live if they have issues with their family when they come out, instead of ending up homeless. It is in a small town between Kansas and Denver, and it will offer a place for people who need to get started. There is a large truckstop near by as well, and I am working with the management to help find these people jobs.

So right now, I am just looking for assistance getting this up and running so i can help the community.

Everything I get will go into getting this up and running, and there will be a full record of everything I spend and where everything goes to get it up and running.

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Update 13
Posted by John Degraffenried
4 months ago
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So, Hotel fire...

I am putting this back out there in case anyone wants to help me fix fire damage to the hotel
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Update 12
Posted by John Degraffenried
9 months ago
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Hey all,
I am working on electric and plumbing, but I have also gotten 3 illustrated books complete (not kids books, illustrated)- and all profits from these books are going to building this halfway house

https://www.createspace.com/6297959
https://www.createspace.com/5902223
https://www.createspace.com/5528537
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Update 11
Posted by John Degraffenried
10 months ago
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Well, got a plumbing inspection and an electrical inspection
There are 2 sections to the hotel, one that is living quarters and one that is the hotel side of things.
The living quarters has its own seperate gas, electric and water, while the hotel has its shared water, gas and electric.
To fix the hotel electric will be about 3000, and we didnt even worry about the plumbing.
To fix the plumbing in the living quaters will be about 2000, and we are still looking into the electric so I need to get a second inspection there as well.

So right now my main focus is to get the plumbing and electric fixed up in the living quarters and make that the priority, and then i can move on to the rest of the rental hotel parts.
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Update 10
Posted by John Degraffenried
10 months ago
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I had an electrical inspection on Saturday, things are pretty good, and I am waiting on a quote to make it all up to code.
But i am also getting the electric turned on tomorrow so I can finally start getting out there and building and the like.
And then I am going to start addressing the plumbing
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Christina Venglar
11 months ago
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I'm sorry I don't have anything to donate at this time, but I truly hope this works out! You're doing a great thing

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Annemarie Rush
11 months ago

I cannot offer money, but if you need art therapy services, i would be happy to donate my time

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$885 of $30k goal

Raised by 32 people in 11 months
Created March 28, 2016
John Degraffenried  
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Kiley Bush
10 months ago

Good luck, Bob!

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Kathryn Brudzinski
10 months ago

Thank you for doing this!

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10 months ago
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Laura Garro
10 months ago

Good luck with your charity project John! =)

Christina Venglar
11 months ago
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I'm sorry I don't have anything to donate at this time, but I truly hope this works out! You're doing a great thing

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Annemarie Rush
11 months ago

I cannot offer money, but if you need art therapy services, i would be happy to donate my time

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