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Work begins on Habitat home
Family of three hopes to move in by Christmas
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Forsyth County News

Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia held a First Nail Ceremony on Sept. 21.

The ceremony marks the beginning of each new home construction site. This home is being built on Leigh Lane in northeastern Forsyth County for Michelle Lett and her two children, Xavier, 16, and Hailey, 13.

It is the third of five homes that Habitat will erect on Leigh Lane, and is due to be completed in December, just in time for the family to move in for the Christmas season.

The Lett family, who are required to complete 300 hours of “sweat equity” on the home project, as well as Habitat staff and volunteers and project sponsors attended the ceremony.

According to information from the local Habitat organization, Lett “expressed extreme gratitude to the sponsors who are not only providing the funds to build the home but also the volunteer labor.”

She and her children will be working alongside those volunteers every week.

Sponsors of the new home include: Christ the King Lutheran, Cumming First United Methodist and First Baptist Cumming churches; Dana and Wanda Karschner; New York Life; Rachford Charitable Trust; and Lambert and South Forsyth high schools.

Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia is a 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, the organization has completed more than 240 homes for some 850 family members throughout north Fulton, Forsyth, Cherokee and Dawson counties.