Lawrence County Habitat for Humanity
On December 29, 2020, Habitat dedicated its third house of the year. This house was especially significant because New Castle Mayor, Chris Frye, presented Tom Kelly, a member of our church, with his keys. After a year-long process and many hours of sweat equity and construction time on his home, Tom received what was probably his best birthday present ever.
We would like to thank all who had a part in making this possible for Tom. Mayor Frye grew up in a Habitat home, so he was honored to be part of the celebration. Some of the members of our church were on hand to help with the celebration for Tom.
Thanks, Habitat for making a simple, decent, affordable home a reality for Tom!
This organization is another non-profit supported by Highland Presbyterian Church. They offer a hand-up, not a hand-out, to individuals and families that qualify and are in need of the stable foundation of homeownership. Lawrence County Habitat for Humanity partners with their participants to build or renovate the houses that will eventually belong to them. Lawrence County Habitat for Humanity raises funds through repayment of the modest, interest-free mortgages and fundraising events like the annual Douse for a House winter plunge.
In 2019 Highland raised $6,400 of the more than $18,000 raised.