Wells Fargo & Faith Build Homes to be Dedicated
York County, SC (November 16, 2016) – Keys to the Wells Fargo and 2016 Faith Build homes will be turned over the Cagan and Thompson families at a dedication ceremony this Saturday, November 19 at 10:00 AM at 341/345 Walnut Street in Rock Hill.
Wells Fargo and the Faith community have been major partners with Habitat for Humanity of York County for several years. Wells Fargo has contributed $80,000 and up to 250 Wells Fargo associates provided more than 1500 hours of volunteer service to build this home. "We are proud to partner with Habitat in such a meaningful way", stated Josh Zozosky, Loan Administration Manager -AVP. The Faith Build was led by Elevation Church - Rock Hill which provided $20,000 of funding and more than 100 volunteers. An additional 10 faith groups rounded out the Faith Build effort.
The homeowners, the Cagan and Thompson families will move into their home in time for the holidays. The families who will be next door neighbors, have become fast friends through this process. Darlene Cagan and Carolyn Thompson worked side-by-side with Habitat volunteers and each put in some 250 hours of sweat equity. At the dedication they will receive the keys to their home as well as an affordable mortgage that will not exceed 30% of their income.
Habitat for Humanity's Executive Director, Tim Veeck states, "Habitat seeks to create affordable homeownership options for first time homebuyers". Veeck further stated, "There is a severe lack of affordable housing in York County, a problem we as a community need to address".
Habitat builds strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter with families. We believe everyone deserves a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat is looking for individuals, businesses, faith groups, civic and social organizations to partner to meet the desperate need for decent and affordable housing in York County.
WHAT: Home Dedication
WHEN: Saturday, November 19 at 10:00 AM
WHERE: 341/345 Walnut Street, Rock Hill, SC
WHO: Cagan & Thompson Families; Tim Veeck, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity; Wells Fargo Representatives
About Habitat for Humanity of York County
Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 6.8 million people around the world construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat for Humanity of York County has partnered locally with 60 families through new home construction or rehabs and 51 families through home repair projects.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
Ben Gair, Director of Development
Phone: 803-985-9244 or Cell: 716-997-7732