Exodus Houses has been chosen to get funding from Lowe’s Residence Enhancement as portion of Lowe’s “100 Hometowns” software. Exodus Residences is a religion-based mostly United Way company delivering supportive housing applications for homeless recovering individuals. The organization will use the funding to renovate the kitchen area and fellowship hall at Exodus Missionary Outreach Church in Hickory.
Six months back, Tommy Luckadoo who attends Corinth Church in Hickory, contacted the Rev. Susan Smith, Exodus Homes’ assistant government director, and requested her if he could submit a grant proposal on their behalf. Mr. Luckadoo and his household have volunteered in the Exodus ministry for a variety of a long time.
For 18 years, Exodus Households has utilised the church’s fellowship corridor for restoration conferences, specific workshops, neighborhood restoration cookouts, “sober socials,” 12-stage conferences, and other gatherings. The kitchen area and fellowship corridor have been utilized to feed inmates from jail (out on community volunteer passes) and inhabitants of Exodus Households on Sundays and other distinctive situations.
The 100 Hometowns software is a nationwide initiative celebrating Lowe’s centennial. Lowe’s received extra than 2,200 requests from throughout the country and selected 100 local community improvement projects that span urban, rural, and suburban communities benefiting seniors, veterans, small children, little business enterprise proprietors, college students, and applications like Exodus Residences. Six months back, Exodus discovered that they had been in the top 125 finalists. Mitzi Gellman, govt director of Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley, was assigned by Lowe’s to be their grant-site reviewer. A shorter time afterwards, Exodus learned that their grant would be funded. Preparing has currently begun on the venture, which must be finished by Oct 31.
The renovation will incorporate new flooring in the kitchen, a new industrial freezer, a new industrial oven, air conditioning, a new steam table, two handicapped-accessible bogs, other handicapped-accessible characteristics, an expanded dining spot, enhanced audiovisual capacity, and a mural celebrating the 25th yr of the Exodus Ministry.
Bill Knight from the Lowe’s Property Enhancement retail store at 1450 2nd Road N.E. in Hickory is the 100 Hometowns Retail store Captain doing work with Exodus Households on the venture. Mr. Luckadoo is the job manager overseeing development, and Rev. Smith will handle the administrative pursuits. Inhabitants of Exodus Homes’ vocational coaching system (Exodus Functions) have by now begun clearing the kitchen area and storage locations in planning for the get the job done to start off.