The home of Sandra, Randall and Jessica McGlaughn was dedicated on Friday, September 5, 2014. Their beautiful new home in the Ball Play community was filled with laughter, friends, family and volunteers who helped make this dream come true. Pastor Tommy Hutt from Sims Chapel gave the house blessing. House keys were presented by Suzanne Scharfenberg, Pres. and a family bible was presented by Traci Pondick, Family Support Co-Chairwoman. Three large baskets of special housewarming gifts were given by the Vacation Bible School youth of First United Methodist Church and their representative, Sheila Freeman. Betty McElroy gave the family her unique handmade personalized plaque and key. Proctor and Gamble donated a basket of home care products.
Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications September 1 to October 13, 2014 for those interested in applying for housing partnership. Habitat for Humanity offers a hand-up for those in need of decent, affordable housing by providing zero-interest, 20 year mortgages on new homes. Applicants must meet the initial criteria to be eligible:
Interested families can find application online here or it can be sent by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail by calling Habitat at (256) 543-1898. You may visit our office at 3644 Rainbow Drive, Rainbow City between 9:00-4:00 M-F to pick up forms.”
Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization, that has been building simple, decent and affordable homes in Gadsden, AL, since 1996. Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity partners with volunteers and low income families to build affordable housing. The houses are sold to these families at no profit and with no interest.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, while individuals and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving fund for Humanity to purchase building materials for the construction of more houses.