Habitat For Humanity Of Cleveland Dedicates 2 Houses

Friday, July 16, 2021

The Ashe family and Fyffe family gathered with friends, family, volunteers, sponsors, and staff to celebrate the dedication of their new Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland homes.

William and Rebekah Ashe said they have seen God work miracles throughout the year as they watched their home being built. Ms. Ashe said, "It truly has been a faith build and a wonderful miracle to have so many people coming together from different backgrounds, working for a common goal of building a house for us. We are so grateful, thankful, and blessed." 

Merilee Fyffe said she has witnessed so many wonderful things while awaiting her new home. "I am so thankful for partnering with Habitat. Being part of the legacy build caused me to re-evaluate my life. From the Dave Ramsey course to the homeowner classes, each gave me a brick to put and to pour the foundation for a better life." 

The Faith Build sponsors were: Andy and Laura Anderson, Bowman Hills Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Broad Street United Methodist Church, Community Foundation of Cleveland and Bradley County, Eaton Corporation, Farmland Community Church, Father Mike Nolan, First Baptist Cleveland, First Presbyterian Church, Jack and Vicky Byrd, Keith Street Ministries, Knights of Columbus, McReynolds Family Foundation, Mt. Olive Church of God, Nick & Mara Grisham, North Cleveland Church Of God, Phil and Yaunna Higgins, Professional Tire Services, Pyramid Construction, Rebecca Jabaley, The Chapel, Verrill Norwood, and Westwood Baptist Church

The Legacy Build sponsors were: Bank of Cleveland, Carolyn Ingram-Franitza, Chandler Properties, Cleveland/Bradley Chamber Youth Leadership, Collins Oil, Community Foundation of Cleveland and Bradley County, Corey Divel, Don Rollen's Legacy Fund, David and Ellen Smith, Doug Berry, George R. Johnson Foundation/Hardees, Habitat for Humanity International, Howling Cow Community Commitment Fund, Jeff and Kathy Morelock, Julian Sullivan, Publix Super Markets Charities, Rodney & Margo Fitzgerald, and 500 Circle members

The core construction volunteer was Jim Lee.


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