“Care Net pregnancy centers provide compassionate, life-affirming services and support to women and men facing unplanned pregnancies.  Our local centers offer a safe, friendly, and non-judgmental environment where clients can discuss their fears and concerns and receive vital information regarding their health, pregnancy and options.”  Melinda Delahoyde, M.A., President of Care Net

On January 28, 2012, at 515 Main Street in Fitchburg we worked inside a Care Net Center.

Ron Turcotte from St. John’s in Townsend did all the floor tiles in the Director’s office.  Dave Haschig from Messiah Lutheran in Fitchburg tiled the floor in the Reception office and Pete Cannavino from Leominster Assembly of God was our loyal instructor, explaining the process.  (Picture of Pete below.)

Pete Cannavino from Leominster Assembly of God was our loyal instructor, explaining the process.

Our Medical Director, Dr. John Worden IV and his son John stopped by for an hour and did some clean-up.  The Worden’s worship at Sacred Heart in Gardner.  Wayne Kraemer, our HVAC guy, delivered materials and got to work.  He worships at Heritage Bible Chapel in Princeton.  Mike Brennan from Messiah Lutheran stopped by for a tour.  My son Bernie Fortin and my granddaughter Paige helped with the cleaning and Bernie pulled off the wallpaper from the waiting room.  Paige stayed with us til 5pm and did quite a bit of vacuuming and picture taking.  Bernie and Paige worship at St. Bernards.  John Bulgor and David Brauksiede did the heavy lifting for the day as they moved doors into the basement storage area.  The doors weighed well over 100 lbs each.  They really worked up a sweat.  Dave and John attend First Baptist in Leominster and worship along side our board president Dave Bodanza, (Pastor Dave).  (Picture of Gail and David below.)

Gail Gardner and Dave Bodanza, taken by Paige Fortin

We will have another work day this Saturday, February 4th.  Join us for an hour or more.  Plan on taking Pete Cannavino’s tiling class, he said it’s easy once you know what to do.

I stopped by the center today, and Caleb Marchant was busy putting up ceiling tile, while Mike Merrill was painting door frames and our plumbers were at work with sprinkler heads.

We are grateful and praise God for all the man hours provided by our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Gail Gardner
Center Director