Family gets keys after week-long build

Published 7:24 am Monday, March 10, 2008

By By Lisa Tindell – news editor
That's how Habitat for Humanity Director Alecia Glaize described a week of work Saturday during home dedication ceremony for the 14th project of the Greater Brewton Habitat for Humanity.
New owners Larry and Jennifer Woods received their house keys during the ceremony after the last nails were hammered into the home. The Woods children were also on hand to celebrate the completion of their new home. Dana, Deondra and Raven stood by the parents as the transition into their new home began.
Larry Woods and son, Dana, climbed the ladder and hammered in the last nails to make the house their family home.
Miller referred to the Mission: Possible theme GBHFH directors used to build a home from the ground up in just seven days.
William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys, along with son, Chris Golden, was on hand to assist the family with the cutting of the ribbon to officially open the home.
The ceremonies also included the presentation of a hammer to the family. Robert Hardy, a member of the Habitat building committee made the presentation and included words of encouragement to the family.
Miller said the construction of the home in just under a week is due to the large number of volunteers who dedicated themselves to making this mission of the GBHFH group a reality. The project was supervised by Miller and co-building coordinator Terrence Breckenridge. Together, the two own Turning Leaf home construction company.
Denise Alverson, president of GBHFH, made another presentation during the ceremonies.
Offering prayers for the home during the ceremonies were the Rev. Eddie Lee Smith, father of Jennifer Woods, and the Rev. Danny Benjamin.
The symbolic mortgage signing is a way Glaize said would show the community this is not a free home.

Email newsletter signup