“Home for the Holidays”- Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity Hosts Home Dedication No. 136 Three Days before Christmas

habitatFayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity (FAHFH) will dedicate its 16th home to the Fredericks family this Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2 PM. This is the 16th FAHFH home dedication for 2013, and the 136th home dedication since its incorporation in 1988.

Unbeknownst to the Fredericks family, which consists of a single, working mother and her five children, a group of volunteers, Party with a Purpose, has set out to donate and deliver household furnishings, Christmas presents and decorations. The house will be ready for the holidays, complete with a Christmas meal.

The public is invited to attend the “Home for the Holidays” themed home dedication to see how FAHFH is impacting lives in Fayetteville and Cumberland County through home ownership. Join FAHFH staff, volunteers and board members at 2027 Gillingham Circle, Arran Lakes West subdivision.

The Fredericks family is currently living in a rental property in Fayetteville. The family worked alongside several volunteers to obtain the required amount of sweat equity hours.

The Gillingham Circle property is one of many Bank of America properties that have been donated to Habitat for Humanity in support of the FAHFH’s efforts to build affordable housing in partnership with low-income families in Fayetteville.

The donations are part of a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity International through which the bank will donate up to 2,000 vacant properties for renovation or reconstruction over the next three years. Low-income families will work with FAHFH volunteers over the next 12 months to rehabilitate local donated properties.

A portion of the properties donated by Bank of America will be included in the bank’s recent commitment to make up to 1,000 properties available to nonprofit organizations providing housing opportunities for military veterans. Other properties will be renovated to provide relief for families affected by disasters.

About Habitat for Humanity

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Incorporated in 1988, Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is a North Carolina nonprofit corporation and is a designated 501(c) (3) by the Internal Revenue Service.



Published on December 17, 2013 by Ruthie Dent