Photo Courtesy Sheri Jones
Photo Courtesy Sheri Jones
Photo Courtesy Sheri Jones - that's her in the pink hardhat!
Photo Courtesy Sheri Jones

 

My friend Sheri Jones, WLNS TV Anchor, and a crew of primarily women are spending time this week to re-roof the home of a US Military Veteran and his young kids. 

Habitat for Humanity Capital Region last year traveled to Kenya to help a 69 year old widow whose family was devastated by the HIV pandemic. All ten of the woman's children were felled by the disease, leaving behind four grandchildren in her care. She makes money by babysitting the children of her neighbors, but her mud-walled home, with no ventilation and a leaky roof, was in dire need of construction work.

A dozen Habitat volunteers from greater Lansing made the trip last April to Kenya to provide a safe, sturdy home for the woman and her family.

These projects don't happen without sponsor support. Much gratitude to Neogen, LAFCU, Dean Trailways, Lansing Rotary Club, ASK, Buffalo Wild Wings, Kolt Communications, Loomis, Fly Lansing Concierge Travel Center, GUD Marketing and Lansing Chamber of Commerce for their contributions.

This year, the project is a new roof for a Lansing Veteran raising his young children on his own.