Exodus Homes has been picked to obtain funding from Lowe’s House Improvement as component of Lowe’s “100 Hometowns” method. Exodus Households is a religion-based mostly United Way company offering supportive housing applications for homeless recovering persons. The firm will use the funding to renovate the kitchen and fellowship corridor at Exodus Missionary Outreach Church in Hickory.
Six months in the past, Tommy Luckadoo who attends Corinth Church in Hickory, contacted the Rev. Susan Smith, Exodus Homes’ assistant executive director, and requested her if he could submit a grant proposal on their behalf. Mr. Luckadoo and his relatives have volunteered in the Exodus ministry for a number of a long time.
For 18 yrs, Exodus Residences has utilised the church’s fellowship hall for restoration meetings, unique workshops, local community recovery cookouts, “sober socials,” 12-stage conferences, and other functions. The kitchen and fellowship corridor have been utilised to feed inmates from prison (out on local community volunteer passes) and residents of Exodus Properties on Sundays and other particular instances.
The 100 Hometowns program is a nationwide initiative celebrating Lowe’s centennial. Lowe’s acquired extra than 2,200 requests from across the country and chose 100 neighborhood enhancement projects that span urban, rural, and suburban communities benefiting seniors, veterans, youngsters, small business enterprise proprietors, students, and systems like Exodus Homes. 6 weeks back, Exodus acquired that they were in the leading 125 finalists. Mitzi Gellman, govt director of Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley, was assigned by Lowe’s to be their grant-internet site reviewer. A small time later on, Exodus uncovered that their grant would be funded. Setting up has previously begun on the undertaking, which should be finished by October 31.
The renovation will involve new flooring in the kitchen area, a new business freezer, a new commercial oven, air conditioning, a new steam table, two handicapped-accessible bathrooms, other handicapped-accessible capabilities, an expanded eating area, improved audiovisual capacity, and a mural celebrating the 25th 12 months of the Exodus Ministry.
Invoice Knight from the Lowe’s Home Advancement keep at 1450 2nd Street N.E. in Hickory is the 100 Hometowns Shop Captain doing the job with Exodus Residences on the challenge. Mr. Luckadoo is the task manager overseeing design, and Rev. Smith will take care of the administrative things to do. Inhabitants of Exodus Homes’ vocational instruction system (Exodus Performs) have currently begun clearing the kitchen and storage locations in preparing for the perform to start off.