Home Built For Charity On Display At The Parade Of Homes

Thursday, September 24th 2020, 6:49 pm
By: Brian Mueller

Nestled just off north Broadway in Edmond is the Victory Junction neighborhood, and its newest edition is the Victory Cottage, a home that was built with a lot of heart.

Turning Point Ministries is a faith-based organization that builds homes for moderate-income families in Edmond. To date they've constructed 25 of them in their two neighborhoods.

McCaleb Homes co-owners Caleb and Terri McCaleb heard about Turning Point's work and wanted to help.

"It struck us as, what is the best way to contribute and our guys do everything with their hands," said Caleb, co-owner of McCaleb Homes. 

McCaleb Homes along with many contractors and suppliers built the 900 square foot, one bedroom, one-bathroom home, which is on display at the Parade of Homes.

McCaleb is donating all the proceeds from the home to Turning Point, so they can build more homes.

"I think that's the most important thing to my guys is that it's not just about them or, hey, we're donating, it's how do we help other people," said Caleb.

Turning Point Ministries describes themselves as "hands-up" and not "hand-out."

While they provide the home, the owners must volunteer 200 hours themselves to work on their house, as well as complete classes on home buying and financing.

"It's nice to know that you've put your heart and soul into building your own home," said Turning Point Ministries Executive Director Michelle Gregory.

Turning Point said selling this home will help them build another two to three homes. It is still on the market, listing at $199,900 dollars.

The Parade of Homes ends Sunday and the Victory Cottage will be on display from 1-7 p.m. through the weekend.