Habitat For Humanity Helps Family Of Tulsa Man Who Died


Tuesday, June 9th 2020, 5:29 pm



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For a group of Habitat for Humanity volunteers said all they need are some tools and a good cause to get together.

On Tuesday, that cause is their friend Napoleon Lewis.

"Napoleon had a very good soul very good heart," said volunteer Kent Powers.

Lewis died last month after an extended illness. He lived alone, after his wife died a few years ago. For almost two decades, Lewis worked alongside this group of men at Habitat for Humanity.

"He was a very caring person. One that left a positive impression on all of us," Powers said.

Powers said Lewis' family lives out of state. Since the home needed a major clean-up, volunteers stepped up to help Lewis' relatives with his estate.

"His yard had gotten into an overgrown state and it desperately needed some attention. We felt like it was something we could do to help out," Lewis said.

The group calls themselves the "Tuesday Morning Miracle Workers". It was coined after volunteering together on countless Tuesdays. For the past week, they've been cleaning up Lewis' yard, gutters, whacking weeds, and mowing.

The men said the sweat and hard work is all worth it to help their friend, who spent years helping others.

"Personally, I think it reinforces the type of group we have. Our group is so devoted to not only supporting habitat but the friendships that we've developed," Powers said. "I think Napoleon is with us and will continue to be with us as we go forward."

The group said the next project is cleaning the inside of the home. They also plan to keep in touch with Napoleon's family and help them on the future. 

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