A house built on faith

Published 5:42 pm Wednesday, November 26, 2008

By By Lisa Tindell – news editor
Family members, friends and volunteers gathered Sunday afternoon as the home of Qualamina Drakeford was blessed and dedicated as the 15th home completed by the Greater Brewton Habitat for Humanity.
As is customary, Glaize presented a Bible to Drakeford to be placed in the family home.
Drakeford expressed her appreciation to those who worked to make her home a reality.
The Rev. Willie J. Blue prayed a blessing for the house and led the family in a dedication prayer as well.
Representing the building committee, Terrence Breckenridge presented a hammer to the family.
The ceremony included the presentation of the house keys, an owner's manual and the signing of a symbolic mortgage.
Cynthia Moore, a member of the family selection committee, joined Glaize as Drakeford signed the symbolic papers proclaiming her ownership in the home.
Glaize said the Habitat program is a hand up and not a hand out.
Drakeford, joined by her two daughters, Laquisha McMillan and Ieshia Drakeford, cut the ribbon that spanned the front door of the home before being opened for a tour and celebration.