Help the Lewins Finish their Home

$7,650 of $40k goal

Raised by 40 people in 24 months
Nicole Lewin  CHATTANOOGA, TN
Welcome, folks, to our story.  The story of a home remodeling project eight years in the making.  It's the story of a house that, when I first laid eyes on it, caused me to take a leaf out of George Bailey's book in It's a Wonderful Life and exclaim,
"That old place?  I wouldn't live in it as a ghost!"
But like the Baileys, we soon found ourselves the proud owners, working for years through various ups and downs to make it a fit place for us and our two, then three, then four and then five children to live. 
But things don't always go as planned. 
This life is wonderful, but it is also a struggle.  Sometimes it brings unexpected hardships and difficulties.  And sometimes it brings you to a place where all there is left to do is to step out in faith and ask for help, (and hope you will not fall) 
We have reached that place in our story, and are now asking if you would be willing to help us achieve our long awaited dream- finishing 'Bailey Manor." 
Will you help us reach our goal?  
If you would like to know more, or see our progress, you can follow us here at 

Climbingvine.net

thanks!
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Update 5
Posted by Nicole Lewin
12 months ago
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Check out some updates on my blog. Climbingvine.net. Your generous donations have made things like the fabulous rug in the boys room a possibility. So thank you!
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Update 4
Posted by Nicole Lewin
15 months ago
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Happy New Year! The sheet rock is up! Please check out my blog for a more detailed update and thank you, thank you, thank you!
www.climbingvine.net
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Update 3
Posted by Nicole Lewin
15 months ago
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(sorry, but something was wrong with the gofundme site and my update didnt post fully. I'm trying again)
Hello friends,
I thought I would post an update for those who are still following us on this journey.  I had nearly forgotten about this fundraiser (not that we don't still need the funds
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Update 2
Posted by Nicole Lewin
18 months ago
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Hello friends!

Sorry for the long radio silence. I have so wanted to post an update, showing all the great strides we have made towards accomplishing our goal, but alas, life doesn't always go according to plan.
The funds you have so generously given have waited patiently (more patiently than I, no doubt) through a long, hot summer until the right moment for them to be called into action. And I am so happy to say that it looks as if that moment has finally arrived!

The last two Saturdays, our echoing, empty barn of a house has been full of volunteer laborers and ringing with the joyful sounds of hammers and drills. In just two short days, we have already replaced most of the electrical that was stolen so long ago. You can imagine how encouraging that is!
Of course, it's just the first step in a long journey towards final completion, but the push has begun. I thank God for it and for you all.

As the work continues, I hope to be able to give more details as to specific needs, both labor and financial. We are still unable to pinpoint a date when we might be able to say goodbye to the trailer that has been home to all seven of us for many months now. But we are tentatively crossing our fingers for Christmas.
Might you consider helping us make that a reality? I have dreams of throwing the biggest house warming/ Christmas / thank you party ever.....

Much love from the Lewins
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$7,650 of $40k goal

Raised by 40 people in 24 months
Created March 19, 2015
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