“[My mom] has been a real pain in the butt,” Senkowski joked. “But seriously, this is a very exciting time for all of us.”
The supporters at the groundbreaking — including Anderson Mayor Kevin Smith, State Rep. Terri Austin, Colts mascot Blue, and about 100 bikers — watched Senkowski stick a shovel in the soil to start the groundbreaking.
“Thank you,” Smith said to Senkowski. “And I think everyone else here thanks you, too. People you have never met are safe because of you and people like you.”
Several key contributors to the project also attended, including Jay Ricker, owner of Ricker’s convenience stores, who donated about $30,000 to The Path Home.
Bob Luenebrink, chairman of The Path Home, said the organization helps about 800 veterans a year, but this is the first time they’ve built a home for a veteran.
“We want to make sure Tim has a home here in this country he fought to defend,” Luenebrink said. “We want to give him a place of his own.”