NORTH FORSYTH — Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia recently held a dedication ceremony for the Henry family, whose new home is on Leigh Lane in northeastern Forsyth County.
The home, the fifth built on that street by Habitat, was completed in partnership with Troy and Jennifer Henry who have two children, Tristan, 19 and Noah, 7.
According to a Habitat news release, the family attends Ole County Church in McDonough, whose pastor drove more than two hours to attend the ceremony and present the prayer of dedication.
The release went on to note that Jennifer Henry is a longtime employee and office manager at Aramark. Two years ago, her husband was diagnosed with seizures. Unable to work, he cares for their younger son.
The family, which has faced many hardships recently with his medical diagnosis and the recent passing of her father, will now live within a few miles of her mother, for whom she helps care.
The family was also presented a special quilt made by the Cumming Sunset Quilters Guild.
The home was sponsored by three churches — Church of the Good Shepherd and Cumming and Johns Creek First United Methodist — and several community organizations including: Cisco; Publix; DataScan; United Way of Forsyth County; Delta Community Credit Union; the North Georgia Housing and Homeless Council; New York Life; and Solvay Specialty Polymers.
Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry that builds simple, decent homes for purchase by low-income families who demonstrate a capacity for responsible homeownership.
Since its inception in 1995, 267 homes have been completed and some 1,000 family members have been served in Forsyth, Dawson, Cherokee and northern Fulton counties.
Each family is required to attend six educational classes and perform 200 to 300 “sweat equity” hours.