Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial are teaming up to work on
a home repair project in our area. I'm working with the group and
we're looking for an individual or family in our area who could use a
home repair. There are some guidelines: the repair must be to the
exterior of the home; preferably it would be an access project like a
ramp but could include exterior and landscape maintenance; the home
should be in Floyd County and must be owned by the resident(s). This
does exclude those who are living in sub-standard rentals (a huge
problem in our area), but the intention is to benefit homeowners and
not do free repairs for landlords. If you know of someone who might
qualify for this repair project, please let me know. I'm excited
about working with Thrivent and Habitat and about how the
collaboration of these two groups could lead to better and safer
housing for members of our community.
We pray for healing and wholeness for:
*Jeremy Spangler, recovering from injuries sustained in a fall.
*Paul Hill, recuperating from shoulder replacement surgery; Paul will
go to Skyline Manor in Floyd on Thursday for two weeks of
*Linda Ladeur and Nancy Hayes as they move to their new home in an
assisted living facility in Romeoville, Illinois.
*Ginny Gardner, recuperating from foot surgery.
EnrollVirginia is a program to help enroll people in health insurance
in the Health Insurance Marketplace before the February 15 enrollment
deadline. Both Zion and St. Mark will offer space to EnrollVirginia
so they may talk to area residents about healthcare available through
the Affordable Care Act. Zion will host the group on Friday, February
6, from 10 am to 4 pm and St. Mark will host on Wednesday, February
11, from 10 am to 4 pm. This health insurance is offered for purchase
to Virginia residents who make up to 400% of the poverty level.
Watch for your February newsletter for details of Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and midweek Lenten activities!