Cape Area Habitat for Humanity, hosted the groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, December 1, 2017 to launch a new Habitat home construction in Jackson at the home site on James Street. The Boyd family was finally ready to break ground; taking the first step of their journey.
The groundbreaking began at 12 p.m. at the lot. Many people from community joined the groundbreaking.
After a long wait, involving a tremendous community effort to help raise funds, the event commenced.
The Boyd family broke ground, their smiles of anticipation for the future crossed their faces. Not even the bleak winter atmosphere could not dull the excitement. Applauds resounded in congratulations.
A very special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for all the hard work they put into this project. This groundbreaking ceremony was truly a huge success.
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A local display has been assembled by members of the Cape Area Housing Committee in the lobby of Wehrenberg Theatres Cape West 14 Cine designed to bring awareness to the plight of those in our community who experience lack of food and shelter on a regular basis. The display can be viewed through November 28th.
Earlier this week, Habitat for Humanity’s Executive Director, Al Stoverink, along with representatives from several other organizations and community leaders, joined together to kick off National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, presenting the display and shedding light on several issues that affect the homeless community, including mental health, substance use, and food insecurity. Mayor Harry Rediger also read a proclamation, approved by the City of Cape Girardeau, in recognition and support.
While this week is a great opportunity to raise awareness and volunteer, it is important to acknowledge these issues live on year round. Cape Area Habitat for Humanity is proud to partner with over 20 other organizations in being part of the Cape Area Housing Committee, a group actively involved, throughout the year, in promoting housing resources within the Cape Girardeau and surrounding communities. If you are interested in learning more about the Housing Committee or want to be involved in the homelessness solution, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cape Area Habitat for Humanity has been a great organization to partner with. Their desire to help us fulfill the dream of owning our own home has opened so many doors for our family and has given us the courage needed to make other responsible financial and life decisions. Cape Area Habitat for Humanity has given our family the opportunity to take reasonable steps to get out of the mess we had made and pursue the American Dream. Thank You for the “hand up” to a better life for our family, our children, and our community!
We have lived in our Habitat for Humanity house for over 5 years and we couldn’t be happier. Thanks to Habitat, our family has a home of our own, that we helped build ourselves. Now our children can grow and thrive in a safe and affordable place. If it weren’t for Habitat, we might not have been able to build and own our beautiful home!
–John and Ashlei Sterling
Hello, my name is Bertha, and I am a Habitat for Humanity homeowner since 1998. It is a blessing to have the opportunity to be a homeowner, which is an American dream. I am thankful to this organization to give families this opportunity at an affordable cost to be homeowners. I try to get the word out to family and friends who are renters about going to the organization and fill out an application. Whether or not you feel as though your credit isn’t in the best of shape, at least if you are denied they will inform you on what you need to do to get it to where they can approve you. And the best thing about getting a home, besides getting a home, is the fact that you help build it from ground up. So Habitat for Humanity isn’t a charity where they just give you a helping hand, but a hand out to help you pull yourself up so that you have the opportunity as anyone else to be a homeowner.
So I say thanks to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for introducing me to Habitat for Humanity!
My name is Renee Miller, I live at 1119 Cousin St in Cape Girardeau, Mo. My house was built in 2004 so I’ve been in my house for 10yrs. I loved building on MY HOUSE from the ground up watching step by step my house coming to life. Picking what I want in my house was great knowing that I’m paying on a house is great. Plus meeting different people that helped on my house putting in their love & blessing on this house was amazing. Thank you, Habitat, for this opportunity.