Sunday, May 1, 2016

Nationwide Supplies Accessible Home to Habitat for Humanity

Greene County Habitat for Humanity’s newest project, on Kelley Gap Road in Greeneville, TN, is "turning hope into a home" for Chris Ricker, a Greene County native in his early 40s who has been living at a local nursing home for the last several years, said Executive Director Vicki Culbertson.

Ricker was injured in a household accident several years ago. Because accessible housing for disabled individuals proved difficult to find and he required special assistance, he was placed in the local assisted living facility, she explained.

Culbertson and Jeff Irvine, owner of Safe Harbour Builders and a Habitat board member, said they are seeking the public's help in raising money to finish the job.

Tri-Cities area Habitat affiliate recently dedicated a modular home, supplied by Nationwide Homes. Accessible homes but in a modular home factory take less time to build and be occupied than similar site built homes.

"This off-frame modular will be supplied through Safe Harbour by Nationwide Homes," Irvine added.

"This will help Habitat with building efficiencies in costs involved, energy savings and will help with building procedures to assist more special needs families."

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