Family Promise & Habitat for Humanity Team Up
Family Promise Family will take possession of a Habitat home
Family Promise of Summit County is excited that Bobby, Rasheda and their children will be soon be living in a Habitat for Humanity home on Friday August 30. This is the first time a Habitat home in Summit County has been sold to one of our families. Family Promise and our new partner will help to make sure that Bobby and Rasheda live up to their commitment to being responsible for their new home.
The family will work with the homeownership program in the next year to obtain the mortgage and deed on property. The family has worked hard to rectify any discrepancies in credit to be eligible for HFHSC’s homeownership program.
“This is a first for Family Promise of Summit County. Collaborating with Habitat for Humanity of Summit County just makes sense. Placing a family into homeownership is rewarding when you realize the family had no home sixty days ago. Now they can have a cookout in their back yard, wash their car in their driveway, plant flowers in their yard, enjoy sitting outside on their porch — all of the simple things in life that we take for granted, but when you do them in your own home with your family, its priceless,” said Jeff Wilhite, Executive Director for Family Promise of Summit County.
“Habitat for Humanity is excited about this opportunity to work with Family Promise and Bobby and Rasheda. This is a unique situation and provides an opportunity for our two non-profits to work together for a long term housing solution for the family. Our board of trustees enthusiastically approved this partnership and we plan to work very closely with the family as they progress through our partnership program,” said Rochelle Fisher, President & CEO of HFHSC.
For additional information, please contact either:
Rochelle Fisher, President & CEO,
Habitat for Humanity of Summit County
Email: Rochelle Fisher
Jeff Wilhite, Executive Director
Family Promise of Summit County
Email: Jeff Wilhite
Family Promise First Golf Scramble Takes Off
The first Family Promise of Summit County Golf Scramble began at noon and concluded with a brats, burgers and dogs dinner at Raintree Country Club in Uniontown. Thirteen foursomes helped raise money for the continuing operations of Family Promise. Thanks to the golfers who participated, their donors and our sponsors.
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