Today's homeless in Sacramento are houseless, and some are even placeless or transient. Many are also without a family. Some have been hit hard by the economic crisis and are forced to live on the streets. Single people, couples, and families are struggling to survive. With the displacement of "Tent City", this possesses another problem of where these people should go. St. John's Church, Loaves and Fishes, and Mustard Seed School are several Sacramento agencies that have opened their doors to help. One agency SSHH, or Sacramento Self-Help Housing, has secured 3 and 4 bedroom housing where 4 people or a family may live. Similar to a group home, these houses have a monitor who oversees the group. Their mission is to assist individuals and families who have insufficient resources and help them get back on their feet.
Our local RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) group had the pleasure of donating furniture and accessories to this worthwhile cause. We brought trucks, trailers, and lots of help to furnish a new property that would soon be home to 3 homeless women. Words can't describe what we all were feeling when the monitor, who was homeless herself, stepped into her new home. It was a priceless moment. We will continue our efforts in helping SSHH with their valiant drive to help the homeless find decent housing and acquire skills to help themselves. Big thank you to Michelle Kaspari, our RESA Chapter President, for putting it all together.
As RESA California President, I would like to suggest that each group/chapter across the US and beyond, find a need in your community and fill it. It is time to give back to our communities and Stage the Giving Forward.
"Look around and extend yourself in grace and kindness to somebody else," quoted by Oprah on her show as she urged her audience around the globe about the Sacramento's Homeless situation.
Local area RESA participants were: Michelle and Joe Kaspari of Essential Staging, Chuck Woods of Brite Ideas Staging, Valesca Bogard of Welcome Home Furniture, Barbara Bussey of Transitions Home Design, Ryan Dressel of Stage Right Design and Lori Kim Polk of Artful Journey Designs and Staging.
Lori Kim Polk is the Founder and Lead Designer of Artful Journey Designs and Staging, a full service Home Staging and Design Corporation combined with Ryan Dressel from Stage Right Design located in Roseville, California. Recently featured in Sacramento Magazine, Sacramento News and Review, KFBK radio and SMUD's Home of the Future. We proudly service Granite Bay, Rocklin, Lincoln, Sacramento and surrounding areas.
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Lori Kim Polk is owner of Premiere Home Staging, a full service Home Staging and Design Corporation and nationally recognized leader within the home staging industry located in Roseville, California. Lori Kim has a warehouse full of unique accessories and quality artwork to better serve their growing list of clients in the Sacramento areas. She has been featured in Staging Standard Magazine, Sacramento Magazine, Sacramento News and Review, KFBK radio and SMUD's Home of the Future. Proudly serving realtors, homeowners and investors in Granite Bay, Rocklin, Lincoln, Sacramento, and surrounding areas with exceptional home staging.
Lori Kim has helped stage and market hundreds of homes in the Sacramento, Roseville, and surrounding areas since 2005. Our stats say it all.....current DOM with our staging is 12 days. Call us today at 916-300-0402 for our premier services. "We are changing this market one home at a time!"