Volunteers from Grace Fellowship Church, a Grace Brethren congregation in Pickerington, Ohio (Keith Minier, pastor), were cited in a story in the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette about a new low income housing option in nearby Lancaster, Ohio. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
Rutherford House accepts its first tenants
LANCASTER – Back in 2009, Jean Doss’ life made a traumatic turn for the worse.
“I lost my significant other in a car crash, and I was so severely injured I was in the hospital trying to stay alive and in a nursing home for months during rehabilitation,” Doss said.
By the time she had recovered enough to leave the nursing home, she had lost everything.
“My home, belongings — it was all gone,” Doss said.
She had to live with relatives to make ends meet.
It was a case worker with the Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Agency who told her last year about the soon-to-be-opened Rutherford House. …
Construction began in December 2012. The development partners included Fairfield Homes, the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority, Asebrook Architects and Gorsuch Property Management.
“We also had a lot of volunteer help, especially with the cleaning and landscaping,” Ailes said. “I think we had 50 volunteers from Grace Fellowship Church alone come and help us clean. It was 84 Lumber who donated the wood for hallway floor on the first floor; we couldn’t have afforded it otherwise.”