503 South Leroy Street Fenton, MI 48430 (810) 629-7801

The Genesee County Habitat for Humanity is building 6 new homes in the Flint area this year.  A group of 10 volunteers from our church assisted on Saturday, September 10, 2016.  Our group painted the stairway walls and ceiling, laid a wood floor in one bedroom, leveled part of the yard and then seeded it, spread mulch around the house exterior and prepped a closet for the door.  We had a very rewarding time and also met the new homeowner Shameka McDowell.

Shameka’s current residence, which needs major repair, is located in a very unsafe neighborhood.  Shameka is very excited about her new home and is putting in a lot of “equity hours” in building it.  “I have been working hard in trying to find a simple, affordable home, for myself, my disabled mother and grandfather.  A place where we can live, laugh and love, without the worry of not feeling safe when you go to bed.”

habitat_houselaying_flooringlunch_break

Leave a Reply