Thank you to everyone who helped build a home for the Price Family. They moved in on Friday, October 19th and are thrilled to be there.
The Home Dedication took place on Monday, October 8th at 6:30 pm in the Activity Center. The Price family, along with 4 other families will receive the keys to their home. Please just us for this celebration!
Join us this summer as we build a home for the Price family!
Building will begin in May 2018 and continue through September.
If you’ve previously volunteered with Habitat, start here:
1. Visit habitateco.org
2. Click “login” in the top right corner
3. Once logged in, visit cotl.habitateco.org
4. Click “volunteer” to begin registration.
If you’re new to Habitat, welcome! Here’s how to sign up and volunteer:
1. Visit cotl.habitateco.org and click “volunteer”
2. Select your preferred volunteer shift
3. Tell us a little about yourself
4. Provide your emergency contact information
5. Review the Release and Waiver of Liability
6. Create an account to access your personal volunteer page, edit your volunteer opportunities, or change your information—then click “finish”
If you need help registering please contact Kara with Habitat for Humanity, 330-915-5888.
**We also need help with snacks, lunch, daily prayer, safety and photography. To volunteer for one of these opportunities contact Jackie Clark, 234-521-6115.
About the Price family:
Angela and Brian long for the day they have a decent, affordable home to call their own. Before applying for Habitat the couple pursued a conventional home loan so they could move out of their small, two bedroom apartment in Canton. At the time, Angie was pregnant with the couple’s third child and were hoping to secure a loan to purchase a home large enough to accommodate their growing family. After being denied because of affordability and credit, the couple read about the Habitat homeownership program online and decided to apply. Since joining the Habitat program, Angie and Brian welcomed their baby girl, Aubrey Rose, and continue to live in their overcrowded apartment. The apartment also has structural problems, including a leaking refrigerator, mold in the bathroom, air leaking around the windows, a broken thermostat, and neighborhood crime. Dirty water from the washing machines in the building’s laundry room backs up and floods their small patio space. Previous flooding inside the apartment has led to damaged flooring that has not been replaced. Angie and Brian know that it is time to find a more suitable place to raise their children Xavier, Braylon, and Aubrey.
Angie and Brian have shown themselves to be hard workers in spite of hardships and set-backs along the way. Shortly after being accepted into the Habitat program, Angie was diagnosed with cancer and faced the uncertainty of receiving treatment while also being pregnant. Thankfully, God answered prayer and baby Aubrey arrived safely in November 2016. Angie was also given a clean bill of health after rigorous treatment and was able to go back to work and restart sweat equity with Habitat. However, Brian and Angie’s lives were shaken up again when they learned that both Xavier and Braylon are on the autism spectrum and in need of special assistance and therapy. In spite of all this, the couple has worked together to complete numerous hours of sweat equity on worksites, at ReStore, and in House2Home education classes. To provide for their family, Angie works in childcare and Brian in the food service industry. Soon, their family will have a safe, decent, affordable home of their own! When asked what they look forward to most, Angie responded, “Being able to own something and not feel like we are throwing away our money on renting this apartment. Our kids can have their own room and a yard to play in. This will make a huge difference in our lives!”