Holston Habitat celebrates Elizabethton home dedication

Published 3:50 pm Tuesday, December 13, 2022

There’s no place like home for the holidays! This statement is especially true for Holston Habitat homebuyer, Patti, who will soon celebrate the dedication of her newly completed Habitat home, just in time for Christmas. The Home Dedication Ceremony is open to the public and will be held on Friday, Dec. 16, at 11:30 a.m. at 608 Blevins Avenue in Elizabethton.  Community members unable to attend in-person are encouraged to view the celebration as it is livestreamed by Holston Habitat via Facebook Live.
Patti’s house was built with the help of 170 individual and group volunteers who contributed 1,300 construction hours under the leadership of Habitat Site Supervisor, Eddie Bales. The two-bedroom, one-bath home was sponsored by Sam, Chris, Steve, and Joe in memory of their Uncle Charles “Dude” LaPorte with a generous $25,000 contribution, and Word Fellowship Church contributing $2,500. “The support we have received from Carter County residents on this project has been amazing to witness,” says Holston Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Manager, Mandy Penz. “I can think of no better gift to give this holiday season than the time, energy, and love that has been poured into Patti’s home by our amazing volunteers!”
Holston Habitat’s mission is to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope. Once dedicated, Patti will be the 317th family served since the organization’s founding in 1985 and her home will be the 24th project completed by Holston Habitat in Carter County. “God has blessed me this year with a new home, a new granddaughter, and stability in my life,” says Patti. “The volunteers and other Habitat supporters will never know what this has meant to me. It is a dream come true!”
Affordable Habitat home mortgages, like the one Patti will have, allow families to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. To learn more about opportunities for affordable homeownership and affordable home repairs through Holston Habitat visit www.HolstonHabitat.org or call 423-239-7689.

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