— VETERAN’S DAY EVENT DETAILS —
November 11th – thanks, recognition and introduction of our partner family
Location – 2125 Empire in Joplin
MEET OUR HOMEOWNER
Charles Timothy Peay, Tim, lived here in his childhood and then moved to St. Louis. There, Tim worked at different jobs even working as a construction apprentice with St. Louis Habitat for Humanity where he helped lay tile in 25 homes. In 1989, Tim signed up with the Marine Corps and served during the Gulf War and Desert Storm operation. He was honorably discharged in 1991.
Tim injured his back in the war and suffers to this day with a back condition that continues to deteriorate. He also has suffered from PTSD since his return from duty. Although he has struggled for many years with these conditions, he has been on a good life path for several years now. A major joy in his life, during this time, was the birth of his son in 2017, who he fondly calls “Little Tim”.
His Habitat home will be the first home that he has ever owned, and he worked hard to qualify for this opportunity.
Although Tim has been through some rough times, he is a happy, kind, polite, determined man who is greatly enjoying fatherhood in his later years. His Habitat home will be the first home that he has ever owned, and he worked hard to qualify for this opportunity. He and Little Tim have been living in an apartment since he returned to Joplin a few years ago. Tim is also newly married. Tim, Karen, and Little Tim are looking forward to the joy of having their own home with a nice yard, where they can play, plant a garden, and care for each other.
Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs)
The building blocks of strength.
Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) are quickly becoming a fundamental building technique for multi-family residential, school, and commercial buildings due to their strength, energy efficiency, and ease of use.
ICFs create concrete walls that are reinforced with rebar, resulting in a structure that’s strong, durable, and can stand up to fire, floods and wind.
ICFs create a solid concrete wall with continuous insulation that enhances energy efficiency and makes it ideal for multi-residential, school, and commercial buildings.
ICFs are fire-safe, durable, mold and rot resistant—and the solid concrete construction provides airtightness which results in improved air quality and is also a barrier between you and dangerous weather.
HFHI – National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s Build With Strength
Build With Strength is partnering with Habitat for Humanity International to fortify decent, affordable and sustainable housing across the U.S. Build with Strength is donating concrete for the construction of Habitat homes and will work directly with 16 different Habitat for Humanity affiliates.
Backed by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), Build with Strength is a coalition of architects, builders, engineers, emergency services personnel, policymakers and others committed to solving challenging housing needs.