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Promise Places

"Building Independence for the Mentally Disabled"

Assisi House in the Beacon

Assisi House was featured in the January 21, 2010 edition of the Beacon. The Beacon is the local interests section of the Virginian-Pilot for the Virginia Beach area.

Take a chance on ’69 Corvette to build a home

Assis House in the BeaconWhen Carine McCandless Hedrick was 13, she helped pay for a 1969 Corvette convertible.

She wanted the car as a hobby project that she started with her dad and her high school sweetheart. Over the years, the trio worked to restore the classic car to its former glory.

Since then, Hedrick has driven it sparingly, usually on sunny days. But for the past few years, the mother of two has become too busy to take it for a spin. Lately, she said, it’s been in storage more than it’s been on the road. Read more…

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