Brandy Brannon, the mother of two boys, Elijah, age 10, and Landon, 5, worked side by side with the volunteers to build their home. The home was constructed using special accessibility criteria because Brannon’s youngest son was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair.
Women volunteers in North Fulton and Cherokee County worked with the Brannon Family on their new Habitat house. Lowe’s provided Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia a $6,500 Lowe’s store gift card, as well as in-store volunteer training to support of the Habitat for Humanity Women Build home.
Fifteen women from the Greater Women’s Business Council and employees from the Lowe’s North Alpharetta store worked on the interior of Brannon home. The home is the fifth Women Build house constructed by Habitat North Central Georgia in the last five years.
Habitat for Humanity–North Central Georgia is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry that builds simple, decent homes for purchase by low income families who demonstrate a capacity for responsible homeownership.
Since its inception in 1995, 226 homes have been completed and more than 850 family members have been served in North Fulton, Cherokee and Forsyth/Dawson counties.
Each family is required to attend 10 educational classes and perform 300 sweat equity hours. Families earn between 25 percent and 60 percent of the Atlanta area median income and purchase their homes from Habitat which provides them with a 25-year, no-interest loan.
Family members work side by side with the volunteers, sponsors, and Habitat staff to build their homes. These families not only get to experience the pride of homeownership but they also know that their lives will be changed forever. For information on Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia, visit www.habitat-ncg.org.