Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland will hold a Home Dedication Ceremony on Tuesday in honor of new Habitat homeowners, Kyle and Kelly Mulcahy and their children. The Mulcahy home marks the 143rd home built in Bradley County and is named the Leaders Build home.
There will be a 10 a.m. ceremony that will be live on Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland’s
The Mulcahys have hopes to reach common goals of most families, like paying off debts, staying debt free and owning their own home. To realize those goals, Kyle and his wife Kelly, know that if you want something in life you must invest hard work. The Mulcahy family also wants to achieve these goals for their three daughters, Aurora, Athena and Amelia.
With only one income and the cost of raising three energetic daughters, it has been difficult for the Mulcahys to make ends meet. They live in what could be described as an overcrowded space, with one bedroom for their family of five, and it was difficult to even imagine home ownership. However, the Mulcahy family was given a large glimmer of hope when they heard about the Habitat’s program through Mr. Mulcahy's cousin who is a Habitat homeowner.
Mr. and Mrs. Mulcahy have worked had on their finances through the Be Smart About Money program and have also gained a lot of their “sweat equity” hours building their home and working in the ReStore.
Mr. Mulcahy said, “The Restore hours are great, and it is a humbling feeling to know that you are not just helping yourself, but others as well.”
When thinking about home ownership, Mrs. Mulcahy said, “Not only will this be my home, my sweet home, but it will have more sentimental value than monetary, because my hands have taken part in building it from the foundation up.”
Sponsors for the Women Build include: Andy Anderson, Athens Federal Foundation, Keith and Cathy Barrett, Bradley Veterinary Hospital, Buddy's bar-b-q, Cleveland/Bradley Chamber Foundation, Thomas M. Collins, Community Foundation of Cleveland and Bradley County, First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, First Horizon Bank, Father Mike Nolan, Habitat Family Fundraiser, Habitat for Humanity International, Insurance Inc., Keystone Solutions, Law Offices of Andrew B. Morgan, Lee University, Logan-Thompson, P.C., MCA, Jeff and Kathy Morelock, Dr. Walter and Barbara Peterson, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Jared Powers, Regions Bank, Representative Dan Howell and Senator Mike Bell.