Adrienne has two children and works full-time as a medical office associate but could only afford an old rental house in disrepair with a leaky roof, which led to collapsed ceilings, mold, and mildew. Buying a house didn’t seem to be possible because they could barely afford their rent and could not save for the down payment for a mortgage. She was losing hope. She said,
“Before I partnered with Habitat, I was in a pretty bad place—the feeling of hopelessness and being overly stressed out and depressed by just looking around my house. I thought, ‘Wow, this is the best I can do for my kids? I must be a failure as a parent.'”
Then Adrienne heard about Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership program, where she could get a hand-up, not a hand-out. Local families work hundreds of hours of sweat equity to help build a home, then buy it at a price that fits their income – with a zero percent interest mortgage. This opportunity is only possible for families in need because of the selfless giving and support of friends like you.
Because of the support of the local congregations listed below, the support and volunteers from BWX Technologies during the United Way of Central Virginia Week of Caring, and the committed work of our volunteer crews, Adrienne’s family now owns a safe and healthy Habitat home.
Congregations involved in Apostles Build 2020:
Bethany United Methodist Church, Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, Peakland United Methodist Church, Presbytery of the Peaks, Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, and Timberlake Christian Church.