Habitat for Humanity house dedication set for Sunday, Nov. 13
The Henry County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity will dedicate its 26th house since 1996, on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016.
The dedication is scheduled for 2 p.m., at the Open Bible Church at 306 North Cherry St., near the softball fields in Mt. Pleasant. The dedication, ribbon cutting and house tour are open to all interested in this endeavor.
Kari Smith, the beneficiary of this latest house, heard about the Habitat program from friends who are in the Habitat experience. She decided to apply to be a Habitat partner (homeowner). As a partner, Smith and her children have engaged in the sweat equity program on Saturday mornings during construction of their house. Smith and her older children performed 300 hours of Habitat work and class time toward her house, as well as agreeing to work on future Habitat endeavors.
Smith is employed as a nurse at the prison facility in Mt. Pleasant.
After the dedication at Smith’s church, the gathering will move to the ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of her house located on 1303 East Thistle St., a very short street south of Goldenrod.
Guided by a Christian mission, Habitat for Humanity brings together organizations, businesses, foundations, churches, families and individuals to provide decent, affordable housing for those in need.
Individuals or families that are interested in learning more about becoming a Habitat partner can find application forms under the “About Us” page on the website, on Facebook, or at the Fellowship Cup website or the Fellowship Cup’s office at 203 North Jefferson St., in Mt. Pleasant.