2×4’s For Hope begins construction on Rushville tiny home
RUSHVILLE, Ill. (WGEM) — A local veteran is one step closer to moving into a new tiny home after being homeless for months as 2×4’s For Hope started construction on their eleventh tiny home and their first project in Rushville on Saturday.
Officials said they’re excited to get the project going and give the veteran a forever home.
“They are currently living in a church camp,” 2×4’s For Hope founder Chris Lawrence said. “They are homeless and when we told her this was going to be her home, I truly think she felt that this was a gift from God.”
2X4’s For Hope is a global organization founded by Mark and Chris Lawrence to help build homes for homeless and at-risk veterans.
Each home measures is 576-square feet and costs around $45,000 dollars to build. Lawrence said the homes are completely free for the veterans.
Each home is constructed using boards signed with hopeful messages for the veterans.
“That’s the backbone of this organization, volunteer Melissa Jones said. “It’s all coming up and signing and putting blessings on these 2×4’s that are used in the walls. That’s going to be forever in these walls to show the veterans that receive these homes that there’s so much support for them in our country.”
Organizers said the veteran will be able to move into her new home next Sunday.
They will hold a proper ribbon cutting ceremony on September 17th, where the home will be opened up to the community for tours.