On Sunday, March 5, 2017, Hanover Habitat for Humanity dedicated their home in Mechanicsville. This dedication marks the completion of the 61st home built by Hanover Habitat for Humanity.
The Faith Relations Committee set a goal to raise $100,000; the average construction cost to build a home. Hanover Habitat is excited to announce the community has raised $41,125. The Faith Relations Committee is continuing for ask for financial contributions asking the community to consider making a donation to help reach our $100,000 goal.
Help us reach our $100,000 goal and donate now!
Hanover Habitat offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to hardworking families who through no fault of their own, struggle to make ends meet. Affordable and responsible homeownership builds brighter futures, stronger families and a more vibrant Hanover community. Our next homeowner does not qualify for a conventional mortgage and her current rental does not meet her accessibility needs. The Faith Build provides the opportunity for the faith community to come together to build an affordable home for this mother and her son. With an affordable purchase price, and zero percent financing, this family will have a safe, decent and accessible place to call home. OUR GOAL: To have the Adams family home BUILT BY and FUNDED BY the faith community!
CURRENT FUNDS RAISED: $41,125
We recognize that every congregation is a different size with different resources, thus we are asking for churches to prayerfully consider their commitment. Faith in action will help us raise $100,000; the average cost to build a Habitat home.
Next steps? Read the Faith Build 2016 Church Participant Packet and fill out the registration form on the last page. Send completed forms by fax: 804-569-6317, or by mail: 9161 Atlee Road, Suite B, Mechanicsville, VA 23116.
ABOUT OUR HOMEBUYERS
Myra Adams first learned about Hanover Habitat for Humanity when she was driving through Ashland with her son, Cody, and came across a sign for Bailey Woods, Hanover Habitat’s first neighborhood. Myra thinks that she was meant to drive past Bailey Woods that day because she learned about Habitat in a time of great need. She has overcome a lot in recent years, including learning to live with a severe illness and disability. Myra and her son have been living in rental housing with extremely high rent for years. In addition to their home being unaffordable, it does not meet Myra’s accessibility needs.
As an active member of Atlee Community Church and the coordinator for the Atlee Outreach Ministry, Myra devotes time, as her health will allow, providing food, clothing and much more to the homeless and underprivileged in Hanover County. Cody also supports the Atlee Outreach Ministry, primarily devoting his free time to serving hot meals to the homeless. Myra feels that God has called her to give back to the community however and whenever possible. In addition to her dedication to Hanover County’s faith community, she is also her children’s strongest supporter. She is currently putting her younger son through college. He is a successful, full-time college student at Old Dominion University.
By partnering with Hanover Habitat, Myra and her son will finally have an affordable and accessible place to call home. When asked what owning a home would mean to her, it took Myra a moment to answer. She finally said, “Everything.” She went on to say that it will mean having roots, stability, and pride. Myra and her son can’t wait to move into their “forever home” this winter.
Below are materials to help your congregation promote Faith Build! Please let us know if there are any other materials that would be useful!