The construction of the Brower Street home, which kicked off on June 25, 2022, and concluded on March 21, 2023, was a significant achievement for Habitat for Humanity and its partners. Through the collective efforts of the volunteers, a beautiful and energy-efficient home was constructed for a family of five with four children of varying ages and one adult. This home is also a testament to the power of community involvement and the impact that can be made when people come together to help others.
Construction was made possible by the hard work and dedication of 391 volunteers. These volunteers came from various organizations and backgrounds, all with the shared goal of helping the family achieve their dream of homeownership.
Some of the standout groups of volunteers included Chase Bank, John Deere, and the MSU Habitat Campus Chapter, who provided a total of 135 volunteers. Additionally, there were several notable individual volunteers, such as Jen Chapman, who volunteered 18 times, and Harley Douty, who volunteered 9 times at this home. Many of our partner homebuyers also volunteered their time to help build this home making this process even more special. Another notable contribution came from Northside Christian Church, which provided the funding for the walls and helped pre-assemble them. Their support was instrumental in the efficient and timely construction of the home.
The home was made possible by the dedication and hard work of 391 volunteers from various organizations and backgrounds. Through their efforts, the family was able to achieve their dream of homeownership and a brighter future. Habitat for Humanity and its partners can be proud of the impact they have made in the community and for the family.
By Michael Brittain, Volunteer & Neighborhood Engagement Manager