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2x4 Signing in Carthage set for Saturday

2x4 Signing in Carthage set for Saturday


CARTHAGE, ILL. – A 2x4 signing organized by Gary and Deann Waddell, leads of the Carthage tiny home build for 2x4’s For Hope will be held from 11-2, Saturday May 1st at the four way stop of 4th and Buchanan.

2x4’s For Hope, a 501(c)(3) global organization founded by Mark and Chris Lawrence in May 2015, helps build homes for homeless and at-risk veterans. Each home (576 square feet) costs about $45,000 to construct, and all of the labor is provided by about 100 community volunteers, as well as the veteran who will receive the fully furnished home. The exterior of the home is typically built in two days, and it takes about seven to complete the entire project, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on the eighth day.

The signed 2x4’s, 85 to be exact will be used to build the first tiny home for a veteran in Carthage. The build dates for the first tiny home coming to Carthage is set for June 12th and 13th at 738 Lyon Ave.

The 2x4 signing event is open and free to all, including families with children.  Residents are welcome to stop by and either sign these 2x4’s under the tent, or we will bring a board to your car so that you can sign while maintaining social distance.

Individuals interested in donating time or money should call 2x4’s For Hope at 217-779-8779. Visit to learn more about the organization and its mission, as well as instructions on how to sign up to volunteer for upcoming builds. Monetary donations can be made at Marine Bank in Carthage, by mail to 5700 S 24th St Quincy IL 62305, as well as PayPal or Venmo on the 2x4’s For Hope website and/or Facebook page (2x4’s for Hope).


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