Presbytery of the Miami Valley has been partnering with Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM) in rehabilitating a home at 4658 Marlin Rd. in Trotwood as part of the Tornado Survivors PATHWAY to Homeownership Program.

Work is nearing completion on the home, which is being called “The Fearn House” in memory of First Presbyterian Church, Middletown, member and Ruling Elder, Fearn Gerber, who wanted part of her estate gift to be used for affordable housing. Fearn was the first woman to be the moderator of Presbytery of the Miami Valley.
Since the groundbreaking in April, The Fearn House has undergone a major transformation.

Our BDM friends have been hard at work and have put on new siding and roof of both the house and garage and added new windows and doors. They have drywalled the interior, were installing new flooring throughout the home, tiling the bathroom, and beginning to install cabinets. 
Presbytery volunteers from Bellefontaine First United Presbyterian Church joined with BDM the last week of June to help at both The Fearn House and at a second property being rehabbed in Trotwood on Natchez Ave. Later in July volunteers from Oxford Presbyterian Church will join in the project. In August volunteers from Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church will do the same. 

We appreciate all of these teams coming to Dayton to help make the dream of homeownership a reality for families who were impacted by the 2019 tornadoes.

Additional funds for this project are coming from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the PMV Tornado fund, and gifts from individuals and congregations.
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