Iredell County is going pink! This month over 300 women from Statesville and surrounding areas will come together with Iredell County Habitat for Humanity and begin a home for area resident Lillian Dye. It was my honor to be a board member for the past three years and board president last year of the board of Iredell County Habitat. The affiliate worked hard to purchase nearly 10 acres of land for the first multi-home subdivision for this affiliate. The newly developed Fourth Creek Village is ready for the first homes to be built on the 15 available lots. Three homes will be started this month, one of which will be Women Build Home. The Leadership Statesville Class of 2009 is scheduled to contribute a community park area for the residents and one of the local Eagle Scouts will be developing a main entrance structure with a sign.
Over the past several months, the Women Build Committee has been working hard to raise nearly $60,000 for construction, recruit volunteers and raise community awareness for such a worthy cause. Women volunteers have participated in the annual Christmas Parade in Downtown Statesville, sponsored a VIP breakfast to ask area businesses for funding, held a bowling tournament and other fundraising activities to help reach their goal. The local Lowes Home Improvement Center in Troutman NC offered instructional classes for framing, sheetrock and other building areas. Earlier this month the community came together to kick off the event with a ground breaking ceremony and celebrate the accomplishments of the entire group of volunteers. Excitement is building for the opening day and for the first nail to hit the frame! Men……..you are more than welcome to come on out and join in the fun. Your input will be invaluable and the girls will certainly need someone to serve coffee and water! During construction, visit the Women Build Blog and follow progress. I will be sure to post updates and will write about the home dedication scheduled for Mother’s Day. Come out and join us on Partnership Way and meet Lillian Dye who will be there along with all the volunteers- realizing her dream to become a homeowner.
If you are looking for a way to lift your spirits, I challenge you to get involved with your local Habitat Affiliate and help put a very deserving family in a brand new home. After all………It is what we do every day!
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