Project up and rising

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The only thing missing is the white picket fence and the sound of stocking feet running down the hallway. The latest Habitat For Humanity Project in Carmel is rising up out of the ground and starting to look like a home. Literally hundreds of people are working toward a deadline which the new homeowners will forever remember. Accept the keys and move-in day is set for Sept. 7. Not one detail in the whirlwind schedule will be overlooked to meet this firm deadline and turn a house into a home.

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is the organization responsible for making the American Dream a reality for the Davis family. Every Friday thru Sunday since Aug. 3, teams from St. Luke’s have been pushing, pounding, cutting and hanging their way through the project. Todd Hockemeyer is the project leader and said, “It was fun and exciting to see all of the walls get built on one day as part of our Servant Day at church.”

cutline: A crew of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church volunteers help build the walls of the Davis family’s home. (Submitted photo)

cutline: A crew of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church volunteers help build the walls of the Davis family’s home. (Submitted photo)

A major component of the new house is a wheelchair ramp. Paul Snyder heads up the initiative responsible for building this component of the new house through his group called Servants At Work. It is a 501(c)-3 faith-based charitable organization which builds wheelchair ramps for low-income persons who have limited mobility and cannot leave their homes.

SAWSs started 10 years ago and now is a multi-denominational volunteer group. They have no paid employees and have built upward of 350 wheelchair ramps throughout Indianapolis and the surrounding communities. Other SAWs groups are forming across Indiana to provide the same service.

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is partnering with Habitat For Humanity of Hamilton County to make this incredible project a reality. They have committed to provide $85,000 toward the expense of the home. To learn more or join in the fun, contact Hockemeyer at tmhockemeyer@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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