Ribbon ceremony marks completion of landscaping project for Sierra House

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A major landscaping project for Sierra House was recently completed. Representatives from Advocates for Mentally Ill Housing, Home Aid Sacramento, Fusion Development Group, Inc., Rocklin’s Mayor Peter Hill, Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes and Adam Willoughby from the office of Assemblyman Ted Gaines were all on hand to witness the completion. Sierra House is the flagship home purchased by Advocates for Mentally Ill Housing; a local community based nonprofit, which serves adults who are transitioning out of crisis by offering a home to heal. Fusion Development Group volunteered to act as HomeAid’s builder captain to lead a team of professionals and volunteers to complete this project. As the builder captain of this project, Stan Samiec and a team of professionals and independent liaison to HomeAid, Mark Eglington, have offered oversight and management of the day-to-day operations of this landscaping project as well as securing donations from the community to complete the project. “On behalf of Advocates for Mentally Ill Housing, I would like to thank everyone that volunteered time, effort and supplies to complete this project. The landscaping adds the finishing touch needed to provide a welcoming home for the residents,” said Karen Baker, board president for Advocates for Mentally Ill Housing. This project marks the first landscaping project HomeAid has taken on for the 7-year-old nonprofit agency. The completion of this project will provide the final layer of rehabilitation of this single-dwelling home, which began in 2004 under the HUD/EHAP/CD program. Local companies such as Bushnell’s Landscape Creations and Ad Land Ventures, were also a large part of this project.