LaToya Pollard Becomes Homeowner Through Habitat For Humanity

Monday, February 6, 2017
Shown on the front row, Ms. Pollard’s sons (Terrance Bivens and Jatorrey Gilmore) and longtime Habitat for Humanity partner, Starlett Speakman; back row, Habitat Board President, Don McDowell; Habitat homeowner, Latoya Pollard; and David Butler, Habitat’s president and CEO.
Shown on the front row, Ms. Pollard’s sons (Terrance Bivens and Jatorrey Gilmore) and longtime Habitat for Humanity partner, Starlett Speakman; back row, Habitat Board President, Don McDowell; Habitat homeowner, Latoya Pollard; and David Butler, Habitat’s president and CEO.
Chattanooga native LaToya Pollard has become the 265th Habitat for Humanity homeowner.
 
1pt 0in;">In 2011, she started a new job with a new lease on life as a wife. She met her husband through a relative after having been single for quite a while. She was not sure if she’d ever find love, but then it happened. She became a bride. She also became pregnant. And when she was seven months something life-changing happened. Her husband went to prison. Only seven months after his release from prison and on their son’s fourth birthday, Ms. Pollard’s husband was tragically killed.
 
While Ms. Pollard has experienced the unimaginable pain of having a loved one die in such a horrific way, she was able to find her purpose: to become a homeowner through Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area. She was determined to provide the best life possible for her two sons.
 
Ms. Pollard entered Habitat’s homeownership program two years ago and on Saturday, she became the 265th Habitat for Humanity homeowner.


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