By Terry Pallas
A Home dedication is always a joyous occasion and never more than on June 28 when Construction Supervisor Ray Alnutt handed the keys to Southeast Volusia Habitat’s one-hundredth home to Erika Reyman and sons Jeremiah and Isiah to cheers and applause from many well wishers. The family, which formerly lived in a mobile home severely damaged by a tornado, can now begin the pleasant task of furnishing and decorating their new abode.This home, sponsored by Norwood’s Restaurant, was our third to be completed in June, making this a banner month. Fittingly, Paul and Claire Kelly, long-time Habitat volunteers, who also donated the land for the house, were on hand for the dedication, along with many other volunteers, friends, family members and Habitat staff.
While our home designs and materials have evolved over the years, the unique partnership of families, volunteers and supporters that has been so successful remains the same. Qualifying families willing to work at our thrift shop and help build their own home and others can own a safe, comfortable, energy-efficient house at an affordable cost. Together we’ll make that happen.