The Tallahassee Fuller Center for Housing celebrated the completion of three Greater Blessings Projects recently.
On September 11, we dedicated the home of Linda Andrew’s on Kittrell Road in Quincy. The repair project, that included the construction of a handicap ramp, deck repair, siding repair and a fresh coat of exterior paint, was funded by Trinity United Methodist Church and completed in August by volunteers Trinity’s young adult ministry. The dedication and home blessing was led by Associate Pastor Tony Fotsch. Linda, a retired Leon County kindergarten teacher, who suffers from multiple health problems, expressed immense gratitude and told us that the help that she received was life-changing.
Also, on September 11, a wheel chair ramp constructed at the home of Mary Horn by the Bradfordville 1st Baptist Church youth group was dedicated. Mary, who lives on Seminole Circle in Havana, recently had back surgery and suffers from extensive nerve damage in her legs and feet. The ramp will help Mary greatly following her next round of surgery. In addition to Mary and members of the TFCH Board, Mary’s daughter and son-in-law were also in attendance at the dedication and home blessing ceremony.
The following weekend, on September 19, TFCH held a dedication and home blessing at the home of Diane and Clyde Young, who reside on Doonesbury Way in Tallahassee. Diane is a full-time caregiver for her disabled 83 year old husband. Their home required extensive repairs including a new roof, exterior door, siding repair, widening a bathroom door to allow wheelchair access and installation of a bathtub grab bar. This was truly an ecumenical project, as volunteers from Good Shepherd Catholic Church, FSU Student Builders, Bradfordville Baptist Church and Killearn United Methodist Church and Deer Lake United Methodist Church worked on the project that was completed last spring. Diane led us in prayer and thanksgiving and Fr. Robert Young blessed Diane and Clyde’s home. In addition to TFCH Board members and project volunteers, members of FSU Student Builders celebrated with the Youngs.