The Lord blessed the Habitat for Humanity dedication at Faith Way II with sunshine and good spirits as the crowd welcomed three future Habitat homeowners to Middletown: Sydney Alford, Sharon Brown, and Regina Thomas.
“Today marks another milestone in our partnership with Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County,” proclaimed Middletown Mayor Kenneth Branner.
Since 1999, Habitat for Humanity NCC has built 26 homes to replace vacant or abandoned properties in Middletown. It is currently in the process of constructing more homes in town, and recently announced that it will open a Restore location there by the end of the year.
Habitat NCC CEO Kevin Smith said, “Our work in Middletown is testament to our commitment to provide affordable housing in New Castle County.”
During a heartfelt ceremony, family, friends, and sponsors provided the fututer homeowners with words of wisdom as they presented them with the ceremonial keys to their new homes.
“This key is so important since it not only opens your door today, but opens you up to homeownership, new neighbors, financial stability and much more. Congratulations!” said Amy Walls of Assistant CRA Director of Discover, which was a sponsor of Faith Way II.
Sharon Brown happily hugged her Family Support Team before dancing with joy, saying, “This is MY key!”
The Faith Way II construction project includes four one and two bedroom homes. The three families celebrated on October 16 hope to complete their homebuyer process and move into their new homes just in time for the holidays.
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