Sean Shields

 

Habitat for Humanity of Danville broke ground for home number forty-nine on June 3rd, 2012 and our new partner is Sean Shields.  Sean was raised in Danville; he served in the US Navy from 1992-1996 as an aircraft bosun’s mate handler. He was stationed aboard the USS Independence, the USS Kitty Hawk, and the USS Tripoli. Mr. Shields worked for the Illinois Department of Corrections as a correctional officer at the Danville Prison for thirteen years. In June, 2010 his career was cut short when he was injured in a motor vehicle accident. He has two children, five and twelve, who live with him part-time. His handicap-accessible home will be built on the lot at 921 Chandler Street.  Local veteran’s service organizations have expressed an interest in supporting this build and to date we have received a donation from the American Legion Post 288 in Veedersburg, Indiana.

 

 

Sean, friends and family eagerly anticipate building his home at the groundbreaking ceremony.

 

Newly-minted Jamaica High School seniors construct sheds for use in building Sean’s home

 

Second Church of Christ Mission Trip students build Sean’s foundation

2CC Mission Trip gang spread pea gravel and meet Sean

John Graves and 88 y/o Marty Hall who still flies an airplane prepare to pour the concrete floor

The Life Church One-eighty group spread pea gravel

 

Sean’s mother wields a hammer while his father runs the chop saw

Sean’s friends and family toil in 100 degree weather

Sergeant Mike guides raising walls while Lieutenant Colonel Beau surveys the progress

Damian and Jesse ready the walls for sheathing by installing locking plates

Community Action crew about to install sheathing

 

Trusses are in and volunteers apply roof decking

 

Pouring cement for porch and roof deck complete

One team  prepares to break bread and a second assembles for group pic

DACC staff and students install soffits

Pastor Rod Godley and his team

More of Pastor Rod’s Vermilion Heights Christian Church team

Dan Sloan & co. of Sloan’s Plumbing donate many hours to plumb Sean’s home

Rex Modglin & union brothers of IBEW Local 538 donate their time and expertise to wire Sean’s home

Mike and Rand Campbell, past HFHD president, install kitchen cabinets

Jim Delattre of Delattre Painting donates his time to place the finishing touches on the master bedroom

Front and rear views

                              Finally, Sean’s home is completed and ready for dedication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Scott Eisenhower and Habitat President Erich Hannah welcome Sean to his new home

Reverend Armstrong and Pastor Miller bless Sean’s home

Cutting the ribbon and Sean finally inside HIS  home

Sean tells how the evening news how it feels to be in his home.