Eugene gets a new home

Eugene Post settled into his new home Friday night.
Krystle Wagner
Nov 2, 2013


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.

To read more of this story, see Saturday’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.





What an awesome example of how we should care for and take care of those in our community!


Good ole Eugene, god bless Lakeshore Baptist !


I've seen Eugene around for years, super nice guy. Congrats on your new home and thanks to everyone who made it happen!


So happy for Eugene, he deserves it, and this Catholic thanks the Baptist so much for looking out for him! Now he can sit down, relax, and watch Michigan wip the heck out of his buddy John's State team!


I agree that this is a GREAT example of the community working together and treating each other right. Thanks to the people of Lakeshore for making this happen. We need more of these types of stories. Great job to all involved.


I too have known Eugene for years, and while he doesn't have the means to do so he would have done this exact same thing for anyone he encounters. What a wonderful display of community and charity.


This is such wonderful news for such a kind and caring man. Thanks so much to the Lakeshore Baptist church and to all who donated from our generous community. We live in Ferrysburg and are proud to call him our friend. I pick him up in the summer when it is raining and also in the winter time when it is bitterly cold when Sweet little Eugene is out walking home. Enjoy your new home Eugene!! You deserve the best!!


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