Tiny homes being built in Quincy for local veterans

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Published: Nov. 11, 2021 at 7:06 PM CST
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QUINCY (WGEM) - Two tiny homes are being built in Quincy to thank local veterans for their services.

Quincy Medical Group and 2x4′s for Hope partnered together to build two homes at 2nd and Spruce Street.

The homes are 576 square feet and cost around $65,000 to build.

2x4′s for Hope CEO Mark Lawrence said Thursday it felt good being able to break ground on Veterans Day.

“Veterans Day is always special to us. We celebrate Veterans Day every day because there’s probably not a day that goes by in our organization when we aren’t in, some way, engaged in some sort of conversation, about and with, our veterans,” Lawrence said.

The homes are built with 2x4s that contain thank-you messages from the community.

“This is a way that we can wrap 2x4s around this tiny house when that veteran walks in there. I realize they are all covered up with drywall and insulation and everything, but those messages whisper to our veterans, day after day,” Lawrence said.

More than 100 volunteers will spend seven days building the two homes starting on June 11. 2022.

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