Madison County Habitat for Humanity held a groundbreaking ceremony for its sixth house June. 7.
The event was attended by many volunteers as well as friends and family of the new homeowner Brandee Lawton and her son Jeffrey.
Mitchell Hill, the volunteer supervisor for this house and a member of the board of directors for Madison County Habitat for Humanity, spoke of the giving and receiving that volunteering offers to those involved.
Patty Coulter, president of MCHH, thanked all the volunteers, the many businesses and others who donated time and funds to build the house. She also thanked Jackson EMC members Operation Roundup whose start up grant allowed construction to begin. After a prayer of dedication by Rev. Calvin Ward, the keys to the house were turned over to Lawton, who tearfully thanked those present and the community.
Without the thousands of hours of community involvement and the thousands of dollars donated, Madison County Habitat for Humanity could not continue to provide this much-needed housing, organizers said.
To get involved, call 706-783-4191 or go online to www.madisoncountyhfh.org
The article should have given some credit to Scott Cooner for all he did. He worked at the 6th house for a solid year. He is the reason she was able to move in this week. She thanked him at her dedication. He deserves a big THANK YOU!!