Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland will celebrate a two-home dedication ceremony on Thursday in honor of new homeowners, Erica Nelson and Dale Ware.
These individuals have successfully completed sweat equity hours through the Habitat program in order to buy affordable homes.
The dedication will take place in the Victory Cove subdivision where these homes will mark the 136th and 137th Habitat homes build in Bradley County.
Ms. Ware was injured in a car accident in 1990 that sadly led to her being disabled and unable to work. She was living with her sister when she heard of Habitat and decided to apply for a home. Shortly after she submitted her application, her sister passed away. Ms. Ware said, “I'm blessed to have this opportunity to own a home of my own; a place of belonging that brings me pride, excitement and peace of mind.”
Legacy Build sponsors have donated funds for Ms. Ware’s home. Janice Wilson, of the George R. Johnson Family Foundation, will be present at the ceremony as the title sponsor.
Ms. Nelson is a single mom of two teenage daughters, Nataziona and Tatyana. They’ve been living in an overcrowded apartment that’s been flooded and in need of constant repairs. Ms. Nelson said, "My family and I are so blessed, and I give all the praise to God for this opportunity. None of this would be possible without him."
Women Build sponsors and teams have donated funds for Ms. Nelson’s home. Ben Chandler, of Easy Auto, will be present at the ceremony as the title sponsor for this home.