April’s Service Project // The Humenansky family
Love at Home: Giving Rebecca and Joe’s House the TLC it Deserves
Rebecca and Joe’s story is truly remarkable. As parents of four biological children, they already had their hands full. But when they heard a sermon at church about caring for widows and orphans, something stirred in their hearts.
After the service, Joe, a disabled veteran, turned to his wife and asked, “Do you want to take care of old people or young people?” It was a simple question, but one that would change the course of their lives. They both knew that they wanted to make a difference in the lives of children in need.
Soon after, Rebecca and Joe became foster parents, opening their hearts and home to kids who needed a safe and loving place to stay. They quickly realized that this was their calling, and they continued to foster and adopt children over the years.
In total, Rebecca and Joe have provided a home for over 45 kids and teens. Their own children have embraced their role as older siblings and have shown unconditional love to each new addition to the family.
Despite both parent’s individual jobs, they never hesitate to take in children who need respite. They currently have nine kids living with them in their 2100 square foot home, but somehow they always manage to make room for one more.
Their story is a testament to the power of love and the impact that one family can make in the lives of so many. Rebecca and Joe may not have all the resources in the world, but their big hearts and unwavering commitment to caring for those in need have inspired many.
Their selflessness is a reminder that we can all make a difference in the world, one child at a time.
• Fill the Garden boxes installed and plant with appropriate vegetables and flowers for the community.
• Possibly add aeration to garden boxes
• Work on the pavers in the front yard to create more of a community sitting area.
• To repair and replace the damaged fence in the backyard to ensure the safety of the children and make it feel new.
• To repair siding of the house to make it more aesthetically pleasing.
• Repair the framing of the front door entrance so the door locks securely.
• Repair the drywall in upstairs closet from a plumbing issue.
• Zhoosh the parents room
• They don’t have a home office and it is currently crammed in a corner in the bedroom
• Rebecca plays guitar. It would be awesome if she had a guitar corner!
• Skinny dresser on both sides of the bed
• Living room
• Coffee table needed in the living room.
• ART in the halls and bathroom
• Repair the drywall in downstairs basement caused from a plumbing leak.
• Make the downstairs boys bathroom more enjoyable.
• Paint the basement to make it fun for the kids to enjoy.
• They love to make art so possibly chalkboard paint would be great!
• Shelving unit in the basement
• Possible ceiling fan / light in the basement
• Possible new couch / futon
• Kids come here for respite.
From revamping the garden and laying some stylish pavers, to fixing the broken fence, repairing the drywall, and giving the entire house a makeover, there’s no shortage of tasks to tackle. So, whether you’re a seasoned DIY enthusiast or a newbie looking to gain some experience, we invite you to join us in making this house a true home for this incredible family. And if you’re not able to lend a hand, we also welcome any donations you can offer to make these projects a reality. Let’s put our skills and generosity to work and make a real difference!
Teams to be put to work:
• Garden and pavers
• Dry wall
• Home makeover
Learn more about this amazing family!
Colorado 4 Kids: https://co4kids.org/videos/adoption-meet-joe-and-rebecca
Project 1.27 writeup: https://www.project127.org/blog/teen-siblings-speak-up-about-fostering-teens
If you’re interested in getting involved, we invite you to join us and be a part of something great. Let’s work hard and have some fun while making a real difference in the lives of this wonderful family.