Home in progress a Habitat first


NEW VIENNA — It was a great day for Andrea and Larry Turner as they recently watched as Dealertrack employees got to work framing their new Habitat for Humanity home.

The Dealertrack team brought more than 20 volunteers committed to doing a big Habitat project and seeing it completed.

The first shift group included Scott Music, Jen Music, Christina Delacruz, Brittany Chrisman, Thomas Kent, Tyler Tomera, Adam Klusky, Cliff Woodcock, Barb Klusky, Theresa Wampler. The second shift group was Jessica Edmisten, Maria Brewer, Chris Sheldon, Darrell Wilson, Jordan Gifford, Katilyn Brown, James Woodcock, Brian Brown, Thomas Kent, Keith Vance, Theresa Wampler, Jeanine Lintz. Stephen Edmondson organized the employees for this event.

This home is extra special for Habitat Clinton County — it will be the first handicap-accessible home built by the county organization.

Larry Turner suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a progressive neurological disease. The home is thoughtfully planned around wheelchair accessibility.

“Larry wanted to thank all these folks — Clinton County neighbors who gave their time and sweat to help us build a home,” said Cecilia Krusling, Habitat family mentor. “It is tough for him to travel, but he knew that all these people want to help his family and he is so appreciative.

“He was in a lot of pain Saturday, but he was so happy to see the work, he didn’t want them to leave without knowing he was grateful.”

As the Dealertrack employees took quick water breaks between hammering and measuring boards, they met the Turners and found out the value of this day to the family.

Those who are interested in volunteering for Habitat for Humanity should call the office at 937-937-655-9484. The organization is searching for 2018 partner families.

Elizabeth Biggane is assisting families with their applications. She can be contacted by calling 937-725-8071.

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From left are Scott Music, Jen Music, Stephen Edmonson, Christina Delacruz, Brittany Chrisman, Thomas Kent, Tyler Tomera, Adam Klusky, Cliff Woodcock, Barb Klusky and Theresa Wampler.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_group.jpgFrom left are Scott Music, Jen Music, Stephen Edmonson, Christina Delacruz, Brittany Chrisman, Thomas Kent, Tyler Tomera, Adam Klusky, Cliff Woodcock, Barb Klusky and Theresa Wampler. Courtesy photos

Dealertrack employees work on framing Turner home​.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_framing.jpgDealertrack employees work on framing Turner home​. Courtesy photos

By Habitat Clinton County