Helping Our Neighbors…
Junior & Melray live on Georgetown Road in Hanover County and are in desperate need of a safe, secure home. They are near 70 years old and have no indoor toilet, a very leaky roof and holes through the floor of their family home. They have always worked: cutting grass, selling firewood, doing repairs and odd jobs; but this has not provided the means to repair or replace this home.
Junior and Melray are now living in their new home!!! They are sleeping in warm, dry beds. They are able to take hot showers and tub baths. They have a working stove, washer and dryer and can even use the bathroom inside!!! Thank you and praise be to God!!
A great big thank you goes to everyone who made the project possible. From the ones who handed out flyers and made donations to the ones who have moved the dirt. This project was much bigger than a single person could ever manage. In fact, it’s a God-sized project that God brought to completion. Praise be to God.
The following people have worked super hard:
- Debbie (Atkinson-Ballos) Adams
- Nat Atkinson
- David Rice
- Bobby Adams
- Bobby Gibson
- Russ Edwards
- Otto Williams
- Dee Kazee
- Craig Davis: Men in Ministry for the porch & ramp
- Carl Heckel: Firewood ministry
- Dwight Atkinson
- Brad Trevillian
- Daniel Stanley
- Bunny Moore
- Gary Kazee
- Noah Gibson
- Dewey Reynolds
- Michael Stanley
- Justin Hare
- Steve & Elaine Altizer
- Pete & Mandi Petrin
- everyone who made a monetary donation
- everyone who donated items for the home
- and that anonymous lady on Sugar Loaf who handed out so many flyers
The businesses that supported the home project:
- ASA – Scott Alley
- Geo – Kurt Sweeney
- Glen Allen Mechanical – Robbie Johnson
- CS Flournoy
- Above & Beyond Plumbing
- Julie Whitaker State Farm Insurance
- Clayton Homes
- Luck Stone
- Marshall Landscaping
There have been so many churches and organizations that helped raise funds to make this project a reality, so many helpful, wonderful people, that no doubt, some have been left off the list. Please know you were and are appreciated. There will be a celebration of the home with date and specifics to be determined.
Praise be to God!!
The community has donated over $100,000 for this project! The double wide manufactured home has been installed. The drain field and septic system are in, well and plumbing will be complete Feb. 8, electricity is on…now we’re working with mud and cold wet weather to finish the project and gain occupancy. It’s taken longer than we hoped, but we are getting there. Very soon, these men will live in a warm, dry house with working appliances and utilities. Thank you Studley, thank you Enon…but most of all we thank God!
The new home…
Enon UMC is coordinating a community effort to provide Junior and Melray with a small double wide modular home, to be placed on their current homesite. The cost of the new home and complete set up will be $80,000 plus a septic system.
The goal is to have them in a new home by October 2017.
Please join us in this worthwhile project. Your gifts, of any size, are needed.
Checks: Payable to “Alexander Home Fund” may be mailed to Enon UMC, PO Box 68, Studley VA 23162
Contact ReNe’e Teague for more information. 804-357-4435
August-October 2017 Project