Centra and the Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity chapter will be raising the walls for the home of Sharon Anderson on Saturday, September 9th at 8:00 a.m. The home is located at 218 Federal Street. The community is encouraged to attend.
Centra has teamed up with Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity, and will sponsor the build of the local chapter’s 299th home. The home buyer, Sharon Anderson, has been an employee with Centra for over a year. In addition to helping build the home, Centra has also donated the plot of land upon which Sharon’s new home will be built.
Sharon has been attending financial classes and working on other Habitat projects as part of her partnership with the agency. The wall raising ceremony is an important step, marking a new path in the journey for the homeowner, and for community supporters and volunteers that will work together to complete the project. The homeowner, as well as many volunteers, community leaders and sponsor representatives will be lifting the walls and beginning the frame of the home.
Weather permitting, the home is scheduled to take approximately 10 weeks to complete by a team of 20+ Centra employees per shift and the Habitat construction crew working 3-4 days a week throughout the fall. Habitat for Humanity hopes to sell the home and hand the keys over to Sharon just in time for Thanksgiving.
About Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity
Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1988. Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity builds houses in partnership with those who have a need, who have a willingness to partner to build, and who are also able to sustain mortgage payments. GLHFH accepts applications several times a year, with 4-5 houses being built per year. Thanks to the generosity of the City of Lynchburg and landowners, GLHFH maintains a property inventory in order to meet the growing needs of families who qualify for Habitat homeownership.
Habitat for Humanity extends its help to citizens who are in need and encourages everyone to explore the idea of partnering to build a better community together. It is an Equal Housing Lender.
For more information about this event, please contact Centra at 434.200.4730.