Home Dedication in Salisbury
Thanks to our volunteers, supporters and the families themselves, we were excited to welcome three families to their new Habitat Homes on March 23. You may recall their stories: Willy and his two children who were constantly worried about the landlord ending their lease, Becky and Franny and their grand-nephew who struggled to afford their rent, and Jessica and her four kids who have previously experienced homelessness. They can now all relax and get comfortable in their own homes.
Ronalee Ray-Parrot from the Salisbury Affordable Housing Trust and Select board was a speaker at the event and has a special connection to Willy and his home. Willy completed his required sweat equity hours faster than any homeowner in our history because Ronalee, who works with Willy, put out a call to their co-workers who were happy to come volunteer to help build Willy's home.
The Home Dedication seemed like a family reunion to Becky because she had gotten to know so many volunteers and staff during her time at the build site.
For Jessica, who did her sweat equity hours at the ReStore because she's a nurse and her schedule didn't line up with the build days, joyfully said "I'm living in the pot of gold at the end of the journey."
Watch WCVB Channel 4 News coverage of story here.
Welcome home families!