Dedication of Elon Campus Chapter house at 1802 Malone Road
Habitat for Humanity of Alamance County will dedicate another new house at 1802 Malone Road on Saturday, May 13th at 11:30am. This house will become home to Tashiba Whitsett and her family. The public is invited to join in Habitat’s joyful worship celebration marking completion of construction. Parking is quite limited. Attendees are requested to park at the Burlington Masjid at 1908 South Mebane Street and make the short walk to the dedication.
The Malone Road house was sponsored and built by the Elon University Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. In addition to providing labor each Saturday morning during the school year, Elon students raised funds that were then matched by a $10,000 grant from State Farm. This is the 26th Habitat house built in Alamance County by the chapter since its founding in September, 1988. We are most grateful for the Campus Chapter students and their longstanding commitment to provide decent, affordable housing in Alamance County.
As always, volunteers were critical to the completion of this house. Harold Fogleman and Stanley Haithcock volunteered as our Licensed General Contractors providing leadership of the construction. Their sacrificial service on behalf of Habitat was remarkable. In addition to students from the Elon University Campus Chapter, the Collegiate Challenge program of Habitat brought students from University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH) to serve during their winter break. Among other volunteers from throughout the community, Alamance Christian School and Target provided groups to serve with our regular Core Crew volunteers.
As part of the Habitat program for home ownership, Tashiba and other future Habitat partner families worked alongside these volunteers to contribute ‘sweat equity’ in hours and hours of work on the house. All in all, this house is a great example of Habitat’s mission to bring people together to build houses, communities and hope!