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Home for Little Heroes breaks ground

Scheduled to be completed in Fall of 2018, the sale of this custom-built home in Olathe will be donated to Children's Mercy.

Home for Heroes rendering

It was announced in August that Summit Homes of Lee’s Summit, Missouri has generously partnered with Children’s Mercy to build a single-family home that will be sold with the proceeds donated to help support the hospital’s nonprofit mission and bring support to kids and their families. The project, called the Home for Little Heroes, officially broke ground on Feb. 23.

Scheduled to be completed in fall 2018, the custom home is located in the Reserve at Ravenwood in Olathe. The “modern farmhouse” design features five-plus bedrooms and is within walking distance of Ravenwood Elementary school and near the subdivision’s community pool and playground.

“Home for Little Heroes is the perfect name because we’re all about heroes at Children’s Mercy. We have little heroes and we want to make sure we’re able to meet their needs. We can’t do it without the big heroes who are with us today,” said Marshaun Butler, Vice President of Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas and Regional Operations as she addressed the crowd of Summit Homes trade partners at the kickoff breakfast on Thursday, March 22. “Your support and your commitment mean so much to Children’s Mercy and we’re so happy we are the beneficiary of this hard work.”

While built by Summit Homes, materials and labor will be generously donated by their premier network of trade partners. These superhero partners will be providing everything from lumber and landscaping to counter tops and heating systems.

“We are working together to do something no one person is able to do,” said Summit Homes COO Zalman Kohen, “but collectively we’re able to make a tremendous difference in the lives of so many families, and most importantly, in the lives of so many children.”

Summit is the largest new-home builder in the Kansas City area. Committed to community support, they donated more than $1.1 million to various charities last year alone.

Pictured: Zalman Kohen, Summit Homes COO; Erin Vader, City of Olathe; Jimmy Mack, City of Olathe; Marshaun Butler, Vice President Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas and Regional Operations.