I have recently had the pleasure of working with Port City Community Church on a Habitat for Humanity Home in Wilmington. The new home owner is excited to have a new home for her children. This past Saturday she had worked all night at the hospital, and then came straight to the work site to help on her own home. I have had the pleasure of speaking with her a few times and she is hard working family oriented woman looking forward to raising her children in the wonderful part of town that this home is being built. Not only does she work on her own home, she has put in many labor hours on others homes as well! It was hot, sticky and sunny, and we were doing physical labor, but it was so fun to see the results of our efforts. I love seeing so many kind hearted people dedicate their weekend to helping others!
The Habitat Program requires their home owners to work a certain amount of hours on others homes, and then they get to break ground on their own home. After the ground breaking, they are still required to put in work. Once the home is complete, the new homeowner pays Habitat monthly via an interest free loan for the supplies. The labor of building the home comes from volunteers, the homeowner and her family, and the wonderful staff!
I love being a part of this program which gives back to hard working moms! And this is great training for my upcoming trip to Guatemala! That work apron makes me look like I know what I’m doing!
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