Home, Sweet Home

Friday marked a major milestone for one local branch of Habitat for Humanity. After many hours and years of love and dedication from folks in Lowndes County, the 100th Habitat house is ready for one family to call home.

Officials say this is the smallest community in Georgia to successfully build 100 homes for the organization and they have no plans of stopping. After six weeks of community dedication and labors of love, the 100th Habitat house has reached completion.

Mike Eddington, construction manager, says, "It's a milestone in any affiliate’s history to build their 100th house. There's only six other affiliates in the state who have done that and they are much larger than ours, so it's very satisfying for us."

One unique feature about the homes built is that they all meet the requirements for easy living certification.

Charlotte Christian, Habitat for Humanity director, says, "One of the nice things about the designation means that this house is accessible to all that come and visit her. Also, as she ages and has those needs it's already here and in place.”

The wheelchair accessible ramp to the front door is just one requirement necessary to receive the easy living seal of approval. This affiliate for Habitat for Humanity is the first in the state of Georgia to build these Easy Living Homes.

Officials at Habitat for Humanity say the volunteers in this area help make these dreams a reality.

The dedication of the 100th Habitat house will be Sunday at 2 p.m. The ceremony will recognize all those who have contributed. They are always looking for more volunteers to help with these houses. Anyone interested in volunteering can call 229-245-1330.