On Tuesday, July 30, 2013 members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville, Knoxville Area Association of Realtors, and the Sertoma Center joined Channel 10 in breaking ground on the latest Labor of Love Project.
Labor of Love was created as a way to help our community and those who make a difference in it. The first Labor of Love project was to renovate the homes of Helen Ashe and Ellen Turner. The twin sisters are co-founders of The Love Kitchen, which provides meals to area homeless and homebound individuals. Their reveals took place in 2011 on Live at Five at Four
The next Labor of Love was in 2012 at Childhelp Tennessee, which works with severely abused children. Childhelp's building was seriously damaged in the storms of 2011 and patchwork couldn't hide the fact that they needed a new roof and new brickwork on the outside of the building.
The latest Labor of Love will work with the Sertoma Center which houses adults with mental challenges. Currently, Sertoma has a waiting list for housing. The 2013 Labor of Love project will build a new duplex that will house six additional residents.
Work began in early July but a ground breaking ceremony was held on Live at Five at 4 on Tuesday. On hand were Helen and Ellen and representatives of Childhelp Tennessee. Work is expected to last through October.
There are currently several ways viewers can help with this latest Labor of Love project: We need volunteers of all skill levels; donations of equipment, materials, and supplies; and monetary donations to buy what is needed.
You can click here for more information on how to help.