FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kitty Yerkes
CAPE FEAR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ANNOUNCES
COMPLETION OF BUILD AMERICA HABITAT HOME
(Wilmington, NC) –The nation celebrates Independence Day once a year, but Cape Fear Habitat For Humanity celebrates it a dozen times annually — every time a family buys a Habitat home. Please join Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity in celebrating the completion of the Build America project at the Dedication Ceremony for Ti and family on Sunday, June 9th at 2 PM. The ceremony will take place in Gideon Pointe at The Cottages at Cornerstone, Wilmington, NC 28405
Ti, a first-time home buyer, is also a proud member of the United States Army Reserves and a Detention Officer with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department.
How fitting that the owner of the Build America home is completely committed to protecting the safety of our community and the nation at large! Ti summarized the opportunity to become a homeowner saying, “This is my American dream.”
This project is an expression of the Habitat belief that everyone deserves a decent place to live, especially those serving our country. Many recognize that there is a huge gap in services for veterans, military personnel and their families, especially when it comes to safe, decent, and affordable housing. So this spring, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity answered The Home Depot challenge to build homes made with American made products to benefit service men and women. The home will be completed in June and was built almost entirely with American made products.
The manufacturing origin of each item for the Build America home had to be researched to determine if it was indeed made in the USA. Some products were easier to find than others and came from various states and manufacturers.
Habitat for Humanity has a tried and tested partnership approach that makes families in need of shelter a key part of their own housing solution. We work hard with volunteers and donors who invest time and money into the partnership—so that families in need of housing, especially our military personnel, can help build, then buy, their own home on terms they can afford.
Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity has been able to meet the challenge of providing safe, decent, and affordable housing for more than 150 families in New Hanover and Pender County — most recently, for Ti and her family.
To sign up as a volunteer or for more information about Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, please visit www.capefearhabitat.org or call 910-762-4744.