On August 10th O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS) employees from Indianapolis, IN participated in the Habitat for Humanity Home Build at the Indiana State Fair.
This is the second year that the team has volunteered for this initiative. The Indianapolis group spent their Saturday caulking and painting houses for Jatio Skinner and Lillie Glenn.
Jatio is mother to son JayCeon (4). She is currently enrolled in the Accounting program at Ivy Tech Community College and needed affordable housing. Jatio wishes she could be more financially stable and improve her credit score, which are things Greater Indy Habitat assisted her with. Jatio stated, “I would like a home for my child to grow in and have stability. We’ve been in and out of places since he was born. We’ve been evicted, kicked out, and forced to stay in motels, however I would say it was all worth it in the end. I have accomplished a goal that I would have never thought would happen this soon in my life.” Now, Jatio can have peace of mind for her son growing up and focus on her schooling.
The second house that was built was for Lillie Glenn. She is employed at Eskenazi Health and is the caregiver for her father who was battling cancer and is now in remission. Lillie holds family at the top of her priority list and always puts them before herself. She said, “I’m looking for a clean, nice environment to start my life and feel proud that I have a place I can call mine. A home my family can come and relax and enjoy. A place I can love, fix up and never have to leave.” Lillie’s mother is currently a Habitat for Humanity graduate that has had her home for over 18 years and counting.
We applaud Indianapolis employees for continuing to prioritize and be involved in their area’s community service. Thank you, OMS Indianapolis! # LetsBuildThings
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity in Indianapolis, visit: http://indyhabitat.org/ag-build-info/