Exodus Homes has been selected to get funding from Lowe’s Residence Advancement as section of Lowe’s “100 Hometowns” method. Exodus Properties is a religion-dependent United Way company offering supportive housing applications for homeless recovering people today. The business will use the funding to renovate the kitchen and fellowship hall 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 government director, and asked her if he could post 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 decades, Exodus Houses has employed the church’s fellowship corridor for recovery meetings, particular workshops, group restoration cookouts, “sober socials,” 12-move conferences, and other activities. The kitchen area and fellowship corridor have been used to feed inmates from prison (out on community volunteer passes) and people of Exodus Properties on Sundays and other exclusive events.
The 100 Hometowns program is a nationwide initiative celebrating Lowe’s centennial. Lowe’s obtained a lot more than 2,200 requests from across the region and selected 100 community enhancement projects that span city, rural, and suburban communities benefiting seniors, veterans, youngsters, smaller small business owners, learners, and systems like Exodus Properties. 6 weeks ago, Exodus discovered 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-web page reviewer. A short time afterwards, Exodus uncovered that their grant would be funded. Scheduling has currently started on the undertaking, which need to be completed by October 31.
The renovation will include new flooring in the kitchen area, a new professional freezer, a new business oven, air conditioning, a new steam table, two handicapped-obtainable loos, other handicapped-available features, an expanded dining place, improved audiovisual capability, and a mural celebrating the 25th 12 months of the Exodus Ministry.
Invoice Knight from the Lowe’s Property Advancement retail store at 1450 2nd Street N.E. in Hickory is the 100 Hometowns Keep Captain doing work with Exodus Properties on the undertaking. Mr. Luckadoo is the task supervisor overseeing design, and Rev. Smith will regulate the administrative functions. People of Exodus Homes’ vocational schooling application (Exodus Functions) have currently begun clearing the kitchen and storage parts in preparation for the operate to start out.