Part of Pastor Williams’s vision for the homeless people in Champaign County is to find jobs. One method that Restoration is pursuing is through the formation of CERE, Champaign Economic Restoration Endeavors. Under that separate umbrella, acting as an LLC, we qualified before the city as a Minority Owned and Operated Employer.
Some of our residents had heavy equipment training, others were considered non-skilled, but they were able to receive a paycheck for their labors!
Once eligible to compete for bids to demo houses marked by the city we began the process. In 2016 we won our first bid for three houses. In early 2017 we won a bid for 5 more houses. The next round of bids will be open in August of 2017, we are ready.
Here are some shots of our folks earning money in the community!!