Chloe's COVID Shred Shed Startup

My name is Chloe Bertrand, and I hope you can take a moment to read my story and support my Shred Shed (#ccshredshed) project!

I am a fiercely determined young adult who experiences Autism.  While the challenges I experience are significant, I have achieved some monumental things with the right support and encouragement.  I like to be productive and have been working part-time at Whole Foods in Nashua since the summer of 2017, but given my underlying medical conditions, I have had to take a leave from work due to COVID-19.   

While I plan on returning to my part-time job in the community as soon as it is safe for me, I need a dedicated home-based space/workshop where I can continue to work on vocational skills and do some remote work like shredding, folding pamphlets, and other administrative tasks with the eventual goal of launching a small shredding business in the future.  Shredding paper is one of my most favorite things to do!

Reeds Ferry Sheds is generously donating  a new shed I can use as my dedicated Shred Shed (#ccshredshed) workspace!  My parents have owned a Reeds Ferry shed for over 10 years now and it looks just like it did when it was first installed.  Thank you Reeds Ferry Sheds for helping me complete this project!

My goal with this fundraiser is to raise $6,700 so that I can finish the interior of the shed and equip it with electricity and HVACI have saved $1,500 of my own funds to contribute to my Shred Shed project, and my parents will provide some help to finish and furnish the interior and set up work stations for me to develop more job skills and do some remote work.

Ciardelli Fuel Co. of Milford, NH has graciously donated their installation services to install a hyper heat mini-split system in the shed so it will have year-round heat and cooling!  Thank you Ciardelli!

I am looking for licensed electrician who would be willing to donate some of their time to do the electrical wiring and installation so I have a source of heat and can use my Shred Shed year-round.  Please message me if you are a licensed professional who is interested/able to help/volunteer your services.  
49420702_1594087304738494_r.jpegI really need a work space of my own.  This project is so important to me because I enjoy working and would take pride in maintaining my Shred Shed.  Being productive and earning my own money to help pay for the things I need as an adult will help me live a meaningful and independent life.  My Shred Shed will also allow me to work safely now during the COVID-19 pandemic and eventually help me achieve my future career goal of owning my own small business. 

My estimated budget for completing the shed is:

Electrical              Exterior Front Light                $100
                                    Outdoor Security Light         $70
                                    Outdoor outlets                        $300
                                    Indoor outlets                            $500
                                    Trench/Wiring                           $600
                                    Elec Panel Upgrade                $300
                                                                        Subtotal    $1,870
HVAC                      Mini-Split                                     $1,200
                                    Supplies                                        $400
                                    Labor                                              $350

                                                                        Subtotal    $1,950
Interior                  Drywall                                        $80
                                    Mudding/Sanding                  $350
                                    Paint/Supplies                         $100
                                    Flooring                                       $1,150
                                                                        Subtotal   $1,680
All Weather        Insulated floors                       $1,150
Upgrades              All-Season Windows            $300
                                    Single Front Door                  $100 
                                    Extra Windows                       $350
                                    Base Shed                                   $800

                                                                        Subtotal   $2,700

                                Estimated Total Budget        $8,200
                                       Chloe's Contribution        $1,500

                            Remaining Funds Needed       $6,700 

Your support means so much!  Thank you for your consideration and potential contribution, and share this with anyone who might be interested - use the hashtag #ccshredshed.  Please help make my Shred Shed dream come true!


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Chloe Bertrand 
Mont Vernon, NH
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