After 30 years in the same place, members of Lakeshore Baptist Church and other Tri-Cities residents collected money and donated furnishings so Post could have a new place to call home.
The 77-year-old Ferrysburg man couldn’t contain his excitement as volunteers moved his belongings into his new one-bedroom home in the North Shore Estates community.
“I love it! I really do,” Post said. “It’s great. I couldn’t be happier.”
Kris Johnson said they had previously considered the idea of finding a new place for Post to live, and this year it “was time to start fresh.”
“Eugene is loved by this entire community,” she said. “He’s probably the most famous person in the Tri-Cities.”
Last Sunday, Lakeshore Baptist Church collected money for their bike-riding friend. Johnson said they raised all of the funds in one day.
“He’s one of ours, and we need to take care of him,” Johnson said.
Johnson said the Grand Haven Township church's assistant pastor, the Rev. Wayne Muri, worked with the home seller to get a good price.
As church members moved furniture into Post’s new home Friday, he was especially in awe of his new couch and chair.
“Isn’t that beautiful!” he exclaimed.
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