Habitat for Humanity Dedicates Home To Essential Worker

As the saying goes "there is no place like home" and that rings true for one Henderson woman.

Posted: May 3, 2021 4:25 PM
Updated: May 3, 2021 7:46 PM

As the saying goes "there is no place like home" and that rings true for one Henderson woman.

It's a month's long project now made sweeter by the challenges of the past year.

It's a short drive to Cumnock Street where a new home awaits.

"We're excited," says Kay Schindler, homeowner. "I guess nervous."

With the keys in hand, the Schindler family of Henderson will finally have a place to call their own.

"Me and the kids have been talking about getting a big projector and actually be able to watch some scary movies outside," says Schindler.

Kay and her family have been waiting months for this dedication day.

It's the 70th home built through Habitat for Humanity.

"Kay is an amazing person," says Britney Smith, Henderson Habitat Executive Director. "She is a wonderful mother; she is a caring person, and she really cares about the Henderson community."

Schindler is an essential worker at Deaconess Hospital Henderson Campus.

"When COVID came, she jumped in and made sure she could do as much as she can at the hospital to keep everyone as safe as she could," says Smith.

"It's actually been really fun," says Schindler. "Me and my kids have done a few things together. We went and built stuff at the Habitat for Humanity."

The organization continues to plan, prep, and build homes for Kentucky families despite the ongoing pandemic.

"Been very, very busy and very fortunate to have this support of the entire Henderson community to help us to build houses," says Smith.

And now this hero has a home.

"We're just so thankful that we get to give her a home and a place to lay her head after her tireless days at the hospital," says Smith.

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