Women Build, 2017 

Sponsored by Lowes - Our First Home Repair


Coles County Habitat for Humanity, Eastern Illinois University’s Habitat Chapter and Lowe’s teamed up for the 10th annual National Women Build Week (May 6-14). This year we completed our first ever home repair project for longtime Charleston resident, Mary Jane Adams. Together we built a deck and wheelchair ramp for Mary Jane, along with painting her porch and windows and getting her yard and garden ready for spring.  Thank you to all of the volunteers that came out for the project, as well as the donors that contributed to making this event a possibility.​​


  



  






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Our Newest Partner Family

Aisha, Destiny, and Trinity Crowe 



Coles County Habitat for Humanity is beginning a build at 612 Wabash Ave in Mattoon on July 15th. Aisha Crowe, the matriarch of our newest partner family, has lived in Mattoon for the past three years and works at Blue Cross Blue Shield. Of Aisha's four children, Trinity (12) and Destiny (18) will be living in the house with her. Aisha's oldest daughter, Samantha, and only son, Kayne,  have both matured to an age of independence. The family is both humbled by and excited about the experience that they are encountering with us.


At the work site, the foundation has already been laid, and beginning this Saturday we will be laying the subfloor. Build days will be each Saturday until the home is complete. We hope to finish their new home by the beginning of the holiday season!


Build Updates


​Coles County Habitat for Humanity both errects new housing structures and rehabs existing structures when possible. Builds would not be possible without the help and support of our donors, volunteers, and sponsors!

Thank you!



612 Wabash Ave, Mattoon

July 15, 2017 



Coles County Habitat for Humanity had the first official build day at 612 Wabash Av in Mattoon on July 15th. The day went wonderfully, and the subfloor was nearly completed. Volunteers from Habitat worked diligently from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. installing beams to support the subfloor and insulation around the crawl space of the home, before laying the floor itself.













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