For decades, it has been common for Habitat volunteers to leave notes on the wood framework of the homes they are working on. During this time of physical distancing, you can still be a part of our tradition by signing our virtual beams of hope. Leave your message in support of Habitat homeowners today!
For some, this is a different kind of crisis, needing only a Beam of Hope...
With each passing day, we all find ourselves trying to adapt to the “new normal” measures required to combat the spread of COVID-19. Sadly, for Chimere and Jessica, the pandemic paused construction and delayed their long awaited dream of homeownership. They are going to need our hand up now more than ever. And now more than ever, our work — much like flattening the curve — will require all of us, together.
The families being profiled below have spent more than a year working towards their dream of homeownership and now their dream is within sight. Despite the COVID-19 disruptions to our nation, Habitat continues to work toward ensuring they move from Almost …to HOME.
Chimere Jones wants to let the Habitat community know "You ROCK! (Recognizing our community Kindness)". Chimere says, "Because each one in this program showing their act of kindness and giving their service makes us a better community. It’s a blessing to have this opportunity. I’ve set a long-term goal to homeownership and to see myself working toward this goal is heartwarming and amazing!" Chimere is a mom of two boys and says she can count on each finger and toes for the many times she has moved. Growing up in a single parent household, her family moved to 19 different homes including motels by the time she was 17 years old. "It hasn’t been easy. I look back sometimes, and think how hard it must have been for my mom. I can relate to some of her struggles and difficulties." She made a vow and promise to herself many years ago that she would never do that to her children. Chimere has worked hard at realizing her dream of homeownership and excited that she is finally almost home.
Jessica Everett is a customer service representative for a local furniture store and is mom to two daughters. Jessica has been living in public housing for more than 13 years. When she applied to Habitat, she stated that her apartment had mold and mildew. Her attempts to rid her home of the mold were to no avail and she was concerned her children's health were at jeopardy. Jessica is very thankful to finally have an affordable homeownership opportunity.
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Here at Houston County Habitat for Humanity, we believe that all our neighbors deserve safe, decent, affordable housing. We also believe that something special happens when the entire community comes together to lend a hand. Bonds are made. Laughter is shared. Confidence is built. Lives are changed. And the places we all call home are better because of it.
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