(Reprinted from clarksvillenow.com)
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County held dedication ceremonies for two new homes Sunday, March 10, 2019.
The Sadler family was presented keys to their new home at 1318 Cedar St. Messiah Sadler was joined at the event by his five children ages 2-14: Azateya, Michael, Lawrence, Mariah and Messiah.
“I really want to thank everybody from the beginning of this project to the end, it’s been a blessing to me and my family,” Sadler said. “I knew God would make a way.”
After the first dedication Habitat moved on to 304 Reynolds St. where Sonya McAdoo talked about her new home.
“It is beautiful. It’s a humbling experience and it’s a gift from the Lord, something I never thought could be achieved,” McAdoo said.
Luke Baggett with Baggett Construction presented the keys to both new homeowners and thanked the many contributors and volunteers who made building the homes possible. He also praised both Sadler and McAdoo for their hands-on hard work to make the homes a reality.
State Representative Jason Hodges was also present for the event and said projects like this really show the strength of a community.
“In a time when we see affordable housing becoming harder and harder these projects are important. It sometimes takes a community to help people and really give them affordable housing and move us along,” Hodges said.
Other community supporters of Habitat shared gifts with both families. Dee Anderson with Daughters of the American Revolution presented a DAR Home Library, Kay Jay with the Clarksville Quilt Posse donated a quilt, and Margaret Pace with the Master Gardner’s presented a tree which represents putting down roots and future growth.
Both ceremonies began with a prayer from Habitat Treasurer Lynn Stokes and Habitat’s Kevin Underwood presented Bibles.
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County has been serving low-income families in the Clarksville-Montgomery County community since 1992.
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Mission, Vision and Values.