First Posted: 11/8/2009 3:20:53 PM | Last Updated: 11/8/2009 4:18:40 PM
LAFAYETTE -- This Veteran’s Day Habitat for Humanity will celebrate its first Veteran’s Build — building a home with a veteran in honor of all veterans.
The Flag Raising Ceremony will kick-off construction of the Veteran Build on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. at 2131 Charles St., Lafayette. Mayor Tony Roswarski, Mayor John Dennis and State Reps. Randy Truitt and Shelia Klinker will be present as Purdue’s ROTC units raise the flag. The first wall of the home will also be raised to mark this special occasion.
The house will soon become the home to National Guard serviceman, Jeremy Cain, his wife, Julie, and their two sons. The Cain family is eager to see construction begin and are pins and needles awaiting their move in! Construction is scheduled to be complete before Christmas.
The Veteran Build has been made possible by the community and the following organizations who have contributed money and volunteer labor:
Cargill, Hippensteel Funeral Service and Crematory, Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Sam’s Club, Tippecanoe County Employees, Purdue Air Force ROTC, Purdue Army ROTC, Purdue Naval ROTC, Purdue Student Government Association, Chico’s, Puccini’s, Community Reformed Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Calvary Baptist, Federated Church of West Lafayette, Heartland Community Church, Purdue Christian Campus House, Sunrise Christian Reformed Church, Immanuel United Church of Christ, First Baptist Church, Connexion Christian Ministries and other individuals in the community.
Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry dedicated to building decent, affordable housing in partnership with those in need in Carroll, Tippecanoe and White Counties. Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette has built nearly 200 houses.
For more information, visit www.lafayettehabitat.org. Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.5 million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org.