(KFOR NEWS November 3, 2022) Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln held a Home Dedication celebration on Saturday, October 29th for Martha and her six children. Their new house was built with funds and volunteer hours provided by Lincoln Downtown Rotary Club 14 as well as Habitat’s regular volunteers and local community groups. Martha will purchase the home through a low-cost mortgage provided by Habitat for Humanity.
Among the 30 or so people there that day for the Home Dedication ceremony were representatives from the family’s church, who sang a hymn in the family’s native language as a way to bless the home and wish the family good fortune.
Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln was the recipient of Rotary’s Rise.Shine.Give event in February where they raised over $30,000 to help build the home for the family. The club helped put up siding, painted and planted trees and bushes on the property. The new home was completed in October 2022.
“It’s a rare privilege to play a role in giving someone a new place to live,” said Rotary past president, Christina Usher. “Our members were deeply moved by Martha’s story and blessed to help in building our community and sharing smiles all around!”
Established in 1988, Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln has built or repaired more than 186 local homes; housing more than 780 men, women and children. Through community partnerships, Habitat builds strength, stability and self-reliance alongside families in need of decent and affordable housing.