Begin New House
Traveling volunteers helping build 18th home
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Chillicothe Area Christian Builders have started constructing the 18th area home since the organization first formed
in 1998. Fourteen traveling Christian Builders have been working over the past week to jump-started this
year's project and will remain in the area through the end of this week. When the crew arrived a little over a week ago, the
site was not much more than a concrete slab. However, since that time, the structure has begun to take shape. The
home will be located at 1120 Springhill and will be owned by Larry and Wendy
The Christian Builders program partners with individuals and families to provide housing. Potential homeowners
attend an orientation meeting, complete the application process and contribute at least 250 sweat equity hours by
helping build the home or helping with another home-building project. The homeowners then pay for their home
through a 20-year, interest free loan.
Volunteers will soon be needed to help work on the project.
"Whatever level of skill you possess, we can find a job for
you," said Connie Epperson, a volunteer Christian Builders. To learn how to volunteer with the organization, call
Connie Epperson at 660-752-6789.
C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley
The corner of Springhill and Monroe streets in Chillicothe has rapidly changed over the last several days, thanks to a 14-member delegation of traveling volunteers who are sharing their time and talents to help build a house through Chillicothe Area Christian Builders. The local organization is partnering with the Wendy and Larry Monteer family to construct the house.
Wendy Monteer, Bailey Wilson, and Larry Monteer have been chosen as this
year's partner family for a new home being constructed at 1120 Springhill through Chillicothe Area Christian Builders.
Fourteen traveling Christian Builders volunteers are spending two weeks in the area to jump-start this
year's home-building project of the Chillicothe Area Christian Builders.
Photo Courtesy / Chillicothe Area Christian Builders