October 24, 2021

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Exodus Homes to Receive Grant from Lowe’s Household Enhancement

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Exodus Properties has been selected to get funding from Lowe’s Residence Enhancement as portion of Lowe’s “100 Hometowns” program. Exodus Properties is a religion-primarily based United Way agency delivering supportive housing packages for homeless recovering men and women. The corporation will use the funding to renovate the kitchen and fellowship corridor at Exodus Missionary Outreach Church in Hickory.

Six months ago, Tommy Luckadoo who attends Corinth Church in Hickory, contacted the Rev. Susan Smith, Exodus Homes’ assistant government director, and questioned her if he could post 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 decades, Exodus Households has utilized the church’s fellowship corridor for restoration meetings, specific workshops, community restoration cookouts, “sober socials,” 12-phase meetings, and other activities. The kitchen and fellowship corridor have been made use of to feed inmates from jail (out on neighborhood volunteer passes) and inhabitants of Exodus Residences on Sundays and other special occasions.

The 100 Hometowns program is a nationwide initiative celebrating Lowe’s centennial. Lowe’s been given far more than 2,200 requests from throughout the place and selected 100 neighborhood advancement assignments that span urban, rural, and suburban communities benefiting seniors, veterans, young children, smaller enterprise owners, college students, and courses like Exodus Properties. Six months ago, Exodus uncovered that they were being in the prime 125 finalists. Mitzi Gellman, government director of Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley, was assigned by Lowe’s to be their grant-website reviewer. A quick time afterwards, Exodus realized that their grant would be funded. Scheduling has currently started on the venture, which will have to be done by Oct 31.

The renovation will consist of new flooring in the kitchen area, a new business freezer, a new professional oven, air conditioning, a new steam table, two handicapped-available bogs, other handicapped-accessible attributes, an expanded eating place, improved audiovisual ability, and a mural celebrating the 25th year of the Exodus Ministry.

Bill Knight from the Lowe’s Household Advancement shop at 1450 2nd Street N.E. in Hickory is the 100 Hometowns Store Captain operating with Exodus Houses on the job. Mr. Luckadoo is the job supervisor overseeing design, and Rev. Smith will handle the administrative actions. Residents of Exodus Homes’ vocational education software (Exodus Performs) have currently begun clearing the kitchen and storage areas in preparing for the do the job to start out.

Exodus Homes’ residents in the Exodus Works vocational education program eliminate an outdated professional refrigerator that no for a longer period performs from the fellowship hall of Exodus Missionary Outreach Church in Hickory. L-R: Delaware Moseley, John Rucker, Bryan Miller, & Robert Franks.
picture courtesy of Rev. Susan Smith, Exodus Residences Assistant Executive Director
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