FLINT (WJRT) - (09/23/16) - It's a project on Flint's north side that's gaining steam - turning the old St. Agnus Convent into a maternity care center for homeless moms.

When we last visited House of Esther in May, they were wrangling community support for a big job.

Now one company has stepped up. The Flint Township Lowe's store stepped up in a big way to help the House of Esther, choosing it for its yearly "hero project".

Friday, they redid floors, painted and did some landscaping outside. These volunteers planned to finish the entire south wing by the end of the day.

It was the mission of House of Esther that really struck a chord with the team at Lowe's.

“Once we heard what the cause was and that they were going to be able to help all these mothers and do so much for them, we really didn’t have any other way to go. The project sort of chose us, as cheesy as that is,” said Megan Mack, assistant store manager of Lowe's.

There's still lots of work left to do inside, but House of Esther is on track to open next spring.

Lowe's Chooses House of Esther for "Hero Project"