December 5 (Milford)– In the rain and cold 25 dedicated volunteers, Milford dignitaries, and other community members raised the walls to kick off the next Central Delaware Habitat house which will be for the Thomason family. This will be the third house Central Delaware Habitat has built in Milford, and construction on the home will continue for the next five months.
George and Angela Thomason and their four children, Tasha, Rhea, TJ, and Anthony have been patiently waiting for this moment since they were selected as a Habitat partner family back in April. “I am so grateful for the time everyone has given and will give to build our home. There aren’t words that can fully express my appreciation,” said Angela. George and Angela have completed their financial management training, and are now working on completing their 500 hours of sweat equity.
Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity (CDHFH) is committed to providing affordable homes throughout Kent County and this is one more step in achieving their goal of building five homes a year by 2012. This goal will allow them to serve more families and make the dream of homeownership a reality. Earlier this year they moved in a family of three in Smyrna, then recently they moved in another family of three in Dover, and now construction begins in Milford for a family of six. “Milford is a unique city, split between Kent and Sussex County, so we have an opportunity to educate the local community about Habitat and encourage them to get involved either with CDHFH or Sussex County Habitat for Humanity,” says Jocelyn McBride, Executive Director. “We have received a warm welcome from the City of Milford, and we appreciate their support.”
Volunteers are the lifeblood of CDHFH and play a key role in every aspect of the operation. “We are so thankful for your commitment as you hammer away in the rain and cold, but now when you drive by this house you can say you helped build it!” says McBride.
CDHFH would like to thank Kent County Association of Realtors, Discover, and 84 Lumber for their donations to the Thomason home.
CDHFH is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that serves Kent County by partnering with low-income families to build simple, decent, affordable homes. It was founded in 1990 and became a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Since that time, the Kent County affiliate has built 18 homes serving 76 adults and children. They are able to build affordable homes by engaging the community to volunteer at all stages of their operation, securing donated resources, and selling the home at no profit with a zero interest loan.