LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -- On Tuesday, August 22, Prairie Gold Homes moved a modular house from Lincoln to Greenwood, Nebraska.
Starting at 9:00 Tuesday morning, it took crews four hours to travel the 16 miles from Lincoln to Greenwood. Prairie Gold Homes is a non-profit that trains inmates transitioning out of the Nebraska Department of Corrections into the construction industry. Moving at just 16 miles an hour, crews took back roads--cutting down trees, moving street signs even taking down mail boxes.
"They want to be here where their family is. And so we are going to get them into this thing and we will work however long we have to."
The house was being moved for the Christen family from Lincoln. Six months ago, Larry Christener was diagnosed with cancer. The move will allow the Christeners to live close to his mother.
Larry Christener told 10/11, "The support has been amazing, but it's been rough."
He's expected to have major surgery in September and hopes to be able to recover in his new house.
Larry and his wife Sheena have two young children, and are working to ensure their kids have a safe place to grow up and play outside.
Sheena said, "As much as its been a curse his diagnosis for us, it's also been a blessing. Family is our number one and our kids especially."
Wednesday crews from Prairie Gold Homes will lay down the finishing touches, turning their house into a home.
Last year Prairie Gold Home helped more than 50 individuals transition from NDCS and find jobs in the construction industry. Everyone who completed the training was place in a job, giving them a 100% success rate.