Final push needed to finish Habitat project

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step," said Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu.

The same could be said for the other end of the journey, however, and one local project just needs a few more steps to be completed.

The original target date for completion of the latest Habitat for Humanity home at 1414 West Fairacres was Sept. 6, and Eric and Jessica Lucero and their children, Adryn, Nevea and Anthony, probably won't be in their new home by Thanksgiving, despite contributing many hours of their owntime and effort.

Despite the setbacks and schedule slippage, however, the home is taking shape, with drywall being taped and mudded and finish carpenters needed to install interior doors, kitchen cabinets and trim. Paint crews have been lined up, and a myriad of other details remain to be completed.

One way you can help is by attending a soup supper fundraiser on Friday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the McCook Christian Church, 507 West B.

And the task won't be completed once this deserving family moves into its new home. Besides the obvious work of constructing a new home, Habitat for Humanity helps families with ongoing tasks like home maintenance, lawn care and being good neighbors.

Perhaps you'd like get involved with this worthwhile, ongoing effort by serving on the board of directors. It meets the first Tuesday of every month at 5:15 p.m. at the McCook Evangelical Free Church, 802 East 14th.

For more information, contact Elda Shields (308) 345-3452, or Joan Koch at (308) 345-7141 or (308) 345-1661.

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