Hurricane Irma seems a distant event for us living in Nebraska, but for those living in Marathon, Florida, the effects of this devastating storm continue to plague residents. Combine the hurricane’s destruction and the cost of living in the highly sought after beach front views, many local residents earning a living through the tourism or fishing industry find it difficult to have a place to live and
Habitat for Humanity: Long-Term Partners
This reality met our team of eight as we joined forces with the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity in Marathon, Florida. In four days we helped put finishing touches on a screened porch for Gloria, an 88-year-old resident of Marathon who has lived in the community the majority of her life. With these finishing touches, Gloria was able to move into her home after living in a FEMA trailer with her daughter, granddaughter and family dog.
Two other homes were painted by our team to prepare for two more families.
Join a Future Team
Sheridan plans to send another team back to the Florida Keys for continued partnership with Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys. If you are interested in joining this team, contact Amy Wagner or Pastor Rhonda Bostrom.
Sheridan Member Earns Habitat Woman of the Year Award
Sheila Green was awarded Woman of the Year award from the Lincoln Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Sheila says, “[I am] Humbled and surprised to receive the “Woman of the Year” award from Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln…! Habitat is a wonderful organization, providing
Sheridan plans to partner with Thrivent Builds and Habitat for Humanity Lincoln for its next Faith Build. Stay tuned for ways to get involved.