Habitat Dedicates Three Homes


Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland celebrated the White, Vance and Chairez families Thursday night at their Home Dedication Ceremony in Cleveland.

One of the highlights of the program was Ricky Hale, one of the children of the first Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland homes back in 1991.

“I was able to go to college because of Habitat,” Hale said as he recounted the opportunities given to him and his family because of financial saving that their Habitat home brought them.

The three homes were built through a variety of different initiatives and partnerships within the Cleveland and Bradley County community.

The Chairez family’s home was a part of the City of Cleveland-Community Development Block Grant and was also made in part by a Whirlpool grant. Whirlpool’s Brandi King was in attendance at the ribbon cutting of the Chairez home.

The Vance Family’s home was a part of a generous donation from Women United. Ashlan Morelock from United Way of the Ocoee Region was in attendance and spoke during the program.

“Habitat serves to support good families who are working hard to develop their own futures and their own dreams of homeownership. Habitat paves the way to make that goal a reality.”

The White Family’s home was made through Habitat’s Women Build teams. Many predominant businesses and individuals, including Wacker, Santek, Southern Heritage Bank, SmartBank, Appliance Credit Union, Cleveland State Community College, The Law Firm of Andrew B. Morgan, McNair Media, Cleveland Eye Clinic, Lowes,  Kim and Kevin Brooks, Pat Fuller, The Elan Circle, Everlasting Life Christian Center, Patty Silverman and Lee University Alumni, Zeta Chi Lambda, Yates Elementary School, Bradley Central High School, Cleveland High School, Cleveland Middlbe School, Walker Valley High School, and Bradley Sunrise Rotary. 


Erik McNair