July 23, 2024


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Exodus Homes to Get Grant from Lowe’s House Enhancement

Exodus Residences has been selected to obtain funding from Lowe’s Household Improvement as portion of Lowe’s “100 Hometowns” system. Exodus Households is a faith-based mostly United Way company giving supportive housing applications for homeless recovering folks. The corporation will use the funding to renovate the kitchen and fellowship hall at Exodus Missionary Outreach Church in Hickory.

6 months in the past, Tommy Luckadoo who attends Corinth Church in Hickory, contacted the Rev. Susan Smith, Exodus Homes’ assistant govt director, and requested her if he could post a grant proposal on their behalf. Mr. Luckadoo and his spouse and children have volunteered in the Exodus ministry for a variety of years.

For 18 yrs, Exodus Houses has utilized the church’s fellowship corridor for recovery meetings, distinctive workshops, community recovery cookouts, “sober socials,” 12-action conferences, and other activities. The kitchen and fellowship corridor have been utilised to feed inmates from prison (out on neighborhood volunteer passes) and residents of Exodus Households on Sundays and other particular situations.

The 100 Hometowns method is a nationwide initiative celebrating Lowe’s centennial. Lowe’s obtained far more than 2,200 requests from throughout the country and chose 100 group advancement initiatives that span urban, rural, and suburban communities benefiting seniors, veterans, young children, small enterprise homeowners, learners, and applications like Exodus Properties. Six months in the past, Exodus realized that they have been in the leading 125 finalists. Mitzi Gellman, government director of Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley, was assigned by Lowe’s to be their grant-site reviewer. A limited time later, Exodus uncovered that their grant would be funded. Scheduling has currently started on the undertaking, which should be finished by Oct 31.

The renovation will include new flooring in the kitchen, a new business freezer, a new business oven, air conditioning, a new steam table, two handicapped-accessible loos, other handicapped-obtainable characteristics, an expanded eating place, improved audiovisual capability, and a mural celebrating the 25th year of the Exodus Ministry.

Monthly bill Knight from the Lowe’s Household Enhancement retail outlet at 1450 2nd Avenue N.E. in Hickory is the 100 Hometowns Retail outlet Captain working with Exodus Residences on the project. Mr. Luckadoo is the task supervisor overseeing design, and Rev. Smith will control the administrative actions. Residents of Exodus Homes’ vocational instruction program (Exodus Functions) have by now begun clearing the kitchen area and storage spots in preparation for the do the job to commence.

Exodus Homes’ people in the Exodus Functions vocational coaching software get rid of an previous commercial fridge that no longer performs from the fellowship hall of Exodus Missionary Outreach Church in Hickory. L-R: Delaware Moseley, John Rucker, Bryan Miller, & Robert Franks.
image courtesy of Rev. Susan Smith, Exodus Households Assistant Govt Director