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Teams from CHI Saint Joseph Health began work on a Lexington Habitat for Humanity home on Betty Hope Lane.

“We are proud to be a part of this Lexington Habitat home build,” said Bruce Tassin, CEO, CHI Saint Joseph Health, and president, Saint Joseph Hospital. “At Saint Joseph, we believe that we are called to serve, and this is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate that belief. We have served our community since 1877 and we look forward to building on that strong connection of service through our ministry into the future.”

chi saint joseph: two women in a chapel with staind glass and says CHI Saint Joseph
Photo courtesy of CHI Saint Joseph social media

Over the next three months, more than 100 staff members from throughout CHI Saint Joseph Health will participate in the work on the home. Volunteers represent all areas throughout the organization, including teams from the CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations, human resources, nurses, respiratory therapists, exercise physiologists and marketing.

Over the past 30 years, Lexington Habitat for Humanity has built more than 450 new homes and worked with more than 75 owner-occupants to complete home preservation or critical repair projects on existing homes in Lexington. According to Lexington Habitat, it takes more than 1,500 volunteer hours to build a Habitat home and volunteers of all skill levels are welcomed.

The house is expected to be completed in early September. It will be home for Mona Ashby, who is raising her 7-year- old grandson. Mona says this is the biggest and best blessing she has ever received that “gives me great peace.”

 

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