Breaking Ground on Our Habitat Home


CHI Saint Joseph Health

The house is expected to be completed in early September. It will be home for Mona Ashby (second from left), who is raising her 7-year-old grandson. Mona says this is the biggest and best blessing she has ever received that “gives me great peace.”
On May 23 leaders from CHI Saint Joseph Health and LEX18 broke ground on a Lexington Habitat for Humanity home on Betty Hope Lane in Lexington.

Over the next three months, more than 100 staff members from throughout CHI Saint Joseph Health will participate in the work on the home, including employees from Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph London. Volunteers represent all areas throughout the organization, including teams from the CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations, human resources, nurses, respiratory therapists, exercise physiologists and marketing.

LEX18 is partnering with CHI Saint Joseph Health on building this Lexington Habitat for Humanity home. In addition to the build days for the station’s employees, some days will be opened to members of the public to volunteer.

Over the past 30 years, Lexington Habitat for Humanity has built more than 450 new homes and worked with more than 75 owner-occupants to complete home preservation or critical repair projects on existing homes in Lexington. According to Lexington Habitat, it takes more than 1,500 volunteer hours to build a Habitat home and volunteers of all skill levels are welcomed.

The house is expected to be completed in early September. It will be home for Mona Ashby, who is raising her 7-year-old grandson. Mona says this is the biggest and best blessing she has ever received that “gives me great peace.”

Volunteer Update: We need volunteers for June 1; learn more.