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Man dedicates himself to helping others

Thursday, March 27, 2008

A woman in a wheelchair will be able to move in and out of her home with ease now.

A family won't have to worry when it rains whether their roof is going to hold up.

These and other small miracles are being made possible by the efforts of a Putnam County man and his organization.

Bill Hutson, Greencastle, started Table Talk Ministries back in 2002 when a woman he went to Somerset Church with was in desperate need of house repairs.

"When I got there, she had a hole in the floor big enough for two people to fit in," Hutson said.

Once the business started to grow, Hutson sold picnic tables to help fund the projects. Eventually he was spending all his time building tables and couldn't work on people's homes anymore so he abandoned that.

"All the money for these projects came from my pocket," Hutson said. "We are the only organization that will fix or replace roofs for free," he continued.

Right now, the organization is planning to build two wheelchair ramps in Brazil and Terre Haute. They are also repairing 33 roofs in Putnam, Vigo, Clay and Parke counties.

With roofs costing around $5,000 each, the price of the charity gets to be too much for Hutson.

"I drive a truck 70 hours a week to help pay for this, then an additional 30-35 hours of charity work," he said.

When a client calls a government organization seeking aid, they are sometimes turned down. Now when that happens, the agency will give the client the name of Table Talk Ministries and Hutson will evaluate where to go from there.

For more information, visit Table Talk Ministries at http://www.tabletalkministries.org

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-- Posted by Michele1953 on Thu, Mar 27, 2008, at 9:06 PM

What amazes me is that there is only one response to this story. Come on Greencastle. Where is your heart? Even if just one person wanted to help Bill Hutson, he would be that much closer to helping your cousin or brother with a issue that you could not handle. What about that widow lady down the street from you that is on a fixed income and needs a new stairway to get in and out of her home? Maybe you can't help Mr. Hutson with a monitary donation, but you have a few hours this weekend that you can spare. Think about what just 2 hours can do for someone.

-- Posted by turtleluv on Sat, Mar 29, 2008, at 11:24 AM

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