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Carle BroMenn Medical Center partnering with Habitat Humanity to build community home

Written by on March 24, 2023

Photo provided by Carle BroMenn

NORMAL, Ill. – The Carle BroMenn Medical Center is partnering with Habitat for Humanity of McLean County to help build a home in the community for a family in need. 

Director of Perioperative Services at Carle BroMenn Center and Board Member on Habitat for Humanity of McLean County, Trayce Bartley, spoke about Carle BroMenn’s on the different aspects in which they involve themselves with the community.

“We have a close alliance with ISU,” said Bartley. “We partner on many different fronts whether it’s nursing or sports. This build in particular will consist of Carle BroMenn and friends of Carle.”

The “Hero House” and Healthcare House are two of the five homes being built this year by Habitat McLean County through personal efforts and community support. 

The Hero House would recognize the selflessness, courage, humility and service to others of an individual or group. The efforts will remember US Army Ranger Josh Rodgers, who was killed in combat at 22 years old. 

Construction of the Carle BroMenn Medical Center’s Healthcare House will begin on Saturday, April 22 at 8:30 am with a wall build in the Carle BroMenn parking lot near Main St. and Virginia Ave. 

Once the exterior walls are assembled, the structure will be moved to its permanent location at 926 W. Olive St. in Bloomington. There the public can participate and volunteer their time to join the process. 

“We would like to have some students come out and participate,” said Bratley. “They’re always welcome.”

Weather permitting, construction should take place every Saturday morning until the 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home is ready for its new family around November of 2023.