Habitat for Humanity Receipent

Many of us are only a few missed pay periods away from having no place to lay our heads down at night. Melissa knows that feeling all too well. After experiencing domestic violence in her relationship, she left and moved into Cabarrus Victims Assistance Network (CVAN) with her son while he was an infant. She vowed then that her family would never be homeless again. This situation pushed Melissa to work hard and strive for success. Melissa currently lives in subsidized housing through the Section 8 program. The house that she is renting now has multiple issues.

Melissa wants to have a better, more stable future for herself and her children. She heard about Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus through some of her friends who were in the Homeownership program. After earning her sweat equity and taking the Dave Ramsey financial literacy classes, Melissa feels that she is now equipped with the tools to become a homeowner. She has made a few friends during this process that have truly helped her. Her new home will provide her with more stability, and it will allow her children and future grandkids to have a safe place to visit.

Melissa is originally from Arizona and moved to Cabarrus County when she was in the 4th grade. She has two children ages 20 and 16. She is also excited about being able to teach her children about working hard to get what they want and to never give up on their dreams.

HUMC will be working on Melissa’s home on e Saturday, October 5th. HUMC’s   Should you be interested in working on the Habitat house, please contact John Lomonaco JKLomonaco@ctc.net.

Our goal is to raise $2000 for Habitat for Humanity.  There will be a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser October 13th at 12:15 in the church fellowship hall.

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