Week-long Homebuilding Marathon in Indiana

October 12, 2012

Last March, Henryville, IN, a town roughly twenty miles north of Louisville, KY, was hit hard by tornadoes, sustaining a great amount of damage.

Earlier this week, hundreds of volunteers arrived in the southern Indiana burg to help in the reconstruction of ten homes.

Supported by the organization Habitat for Humanity, the build-a-palooza began on a chilly Monday morning, when 200 volunteers showed up to help. The people whose homes are being rebuilt have been waiting more than isix months for permanent housing, and the goal is to get them into their homes before the weather turns truly cold, and the winter holidays arrive.

It would be easy to use this post as a lecture on the necessity of tornado (wind) coverage as part of your homeowners insurance, but instead, let’s take a moment to reflect on the kindness of strangers who are volunteering their time and energy to help provide others with shelter from storms both literal and emotional.

And let’s also take a moment to honor Habitat for Humanity for its continued good works.