Habitat Set to Dedicate Latest Home Thursday
On Thursday, Habitat for Humanity of the N.C. Sandhills will dedicate its latest home in Aberdeen for the Reaves family.
The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. at the home on Fellowship Way.
Latasha Reaves completed all her "sweat equity" hours in record time and said she is very excited to move her family into their new home. A nurse at Penick Village, Reaves has two children, an 8-year-old daughter, Malaisha and a 2-year-old son, Lee.
Her caring, energetic attitude made her an ideal homeowner for Habitat, a spokeswoman said, adding that she exemplifies the spirit of partnership with Habitat.
Reaves was already familiar with Habitat when she applied, as her mother was approved for a Habitat home in 2002.
Habitat of Humanity of the N.C. Sandhills was founded in 1988 by an interdenominational group concerned about substandard housing, and it exists to serve residents of Moore and Richmond Counties living at 60 percent or less of median income who need suitable housing.
Habitat is a Christian ministry with an ecumenical bent and an interfaith focus. Habitat not only builds its houses with the potential homeowners and hundreds of volunteers, but also provides 25- or 30-year mortgages for the families at zero interest.
Since 1988, this affiliate has built 161 homes with and for families in need of affordable housing in the Sandhills.
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