SPOKANE, Wash. - The KXLY 4 Extreme Team is at it again this week, renovating Sally's House, a Salvation Army program that helps kids when they have no where else to go.
These children come to Sally's House at any time of day after being pulled from drug houses or abusive situations. This emergency foster care program helps hundreds of kids each year. But now the shelter is getting some help thanks to the Extreme Team.
Kids from troubled homes find comfort, love and care when they go to Sally's House.
"It's very important for children when they go through trauma in their home to go someplace that's nurturing from the very beginning, instead of going from the back of the police car to the CPS office," Sheila Geraghty with the Salvation Army said.
It's a safe haven far away from the dangerous situations these kids been exposed to from a very young age.
"The kids come down here and immediately, they get their own bed, they get brand new PJs, a bath and a meal," Geraghty said.
Mike Olfield is in the process of adopting a child who spent time in the shelter.
"It's a place where they are safe and out of harm's way and they can have a place where they can get regrouped and re-connected," Olfield said.
But after 11 years this emergency foster house is in need of some help, so Mark Peterson and the Extreme Team is coming in to give them a helping hand.
"This will be his fourth project with us," Geraghty said.
Geraghty is excited for Peterson's plans, which include sprucing up the place and doing some cleaning.
"18 children, in those bathrooms, in here 24/7 they get a lot of wear and tear, sometimes you just can't get the smell out of the walls or tile," Geraghty said.
The bathrooms will be remodeled with new floors, sinks and paint. Target is also redecorating this bedroom from head to toe.
"This is absolutely incredible, we love Mark Peterson to death," Geraghty said.
In just a few days, thanks to the Extreme Team, Sally's House will feel even more like a home. While the Extreme Team is pitching in to help remodel the place, everyone else can help as well. They're always in need of children's books, board games and toys. Cash donations are always needed as well.
For information on how you can donate to Sally's House, click here.
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