Home Sweet Home

1 decade 1 year 11 months ago Saturday, July 08 2006 Jul 8, 2006 Saturday, July 08, 2006 9:31:18 PM CDT July 08, 2006 in News

"I feel good. I'm glad, and I'm glad everybody's helping me get this built," said Turner, "it'll be a big investment for me to get my own home."

The story of Sammie Turner's home is as extraordinary as the dedication of what his friends say is his extraordinary work to help others get the very homes he himself waited to get.

"I am so proud both of the client, and our ability to support this," said Tina Crow Holcomb, the attorney of the anonymous donor.

Support that comes from Crow Holcomb's client, an anonymous donor, and friends from inside his community.

"We had a client that contacted us about how to make a contribution to the community and a way to address some of the sins that they had in their lives," said Crow Holcomb.

Community firefighters are coming alongside Turner to get the job done.

"We've got almost seventy people on our union here. We work on a rotating schedule," explained Greg Heckemeyer, a member of the Jefferson City's Firefighter's Union.

This project's a pretty big deal for this chapter of the Habitat for Humanity because it's number 48 of 50 that they hope to complete by the end of the year.

As for Sammie, now his friends and his community are coming together to say thanks to him and his little girl. "She's getting to be a big girl. She wants to get out in the yard and play all the time," said Turner, "I think it's going to be a fun build."

This is the seventh project Turner has worked on while volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.

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