Habitat for Humanity of Springfield is holding a “Beams of Hope” kickoff party Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ReStore, 2410 South Scenic in Springfield.
Beams of Hope is the launch of construction of a seven-bedroom home for the Wilmoth Family. Those who come to the celebration will sign their names on the beams that will be used to frame the family’s new home.
“We couldn’t think of a better way to start construction for the Wilmoth Family,” Abby Glenn, Development Director for HFHS, said in a statement. “This family gives so much to our community, and now it’s our turn to give back, filling their home with hope.”
Josh Wilmoth is a local pastor, his wife Kristina is a Marketing Director for a local nonprofit. They have eight children through birth, foster care, and adoption.
The home’s funding is being kicked off by American National Insurance who is providing a $5,000 matching gift for the fundraising campaign.
The Beams of Hope campaign will run through the end of June at the ReStore. Once the home is framed, Habitat will be hosting a viewing party for people to see the beam they signed in place in the home’s framing.