Habitat for Humanity dedicates homes to 19 families

10/26/2015

Hendersonville, NC (October 26, 2015) - Henderson County Habitat for Humanity celebrated the completion of 19 homes at a dedication ceremony Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Dodd Meadows Community Center which is still under construction and will be available for area non-profits to use by early next year.

The dedication ceremony was led by Steven Dodd of Hope United Methodist Church, for whom the development is named. Taqunia Collins, Director of Family Services at HCHFH, introduced 15 partner families who were present. After explaining that the families performed at least 400 sweat equity hours each by working on their homes as a requirement for becoming Habitat homeowners, each family was presented a goodie bag including a Bible, welcome mat, gift cards and key ring.

"I will never be able to fully express how incredibly grateful I am for the unimaginable blessing of a home." says Amanda Reid, a Habitat partner family. "Thank you for all you have done and continue to do. You are changing lives in ways you may never see, hear, or even imagine."

Through donations of money, materials and volunteer labor, Henderson County Habitat for Humanity was able to build the homes and sell them at affordable prices. Each family purchased the homes with a no-profit 0% interest loan, and their monthly mortgage payments will be used to build more Habitat houses.