Habitat

Please join us in congratulating Charlene Nesbitt on paying her final mortgage payment and completely owning her Habitat home as of May, 2020. 

Please join us in congratulating Charlene Nesbitt on paying her final mortgage payment and completely owning her Habitat home as of May, 2020. This is the second home built by Greene County Habitat for Humanity, started in 1996.

Charlene, the mother of 16 children, lifts her hands and gives thanks and praise to her heavenly Father for this achievement.  

“The house I now own is the house I raised MOST of my children in.”

For Charlene, her children and numerous grandchildren, their Habitat home has meant security, stability and solidarity. “This home meant having a place to call their own.   

For Charlene, not only was her new home affordable, it was also a few blocks away from her children’s school and work … saving her time and transportation costs.

Charlene is known for her cooking and grilling. No one cooks collard greens better than Charlene. Even with her disability, she still prepares meals for her children and any other hungry child in the community.

After receiving the keys to her Habitat house, Charlene’s commitment was to have a better life and a decent place to live.  The entire family has enjoyed years of love, good food, football and basketball games in the front yard, hide and seek, front porch stories and laughter from the oldest to the youngest.

Charlene said it best,” There’s no place like home!”

Greene County Habitat for Humanity volunteers builds homes in partnership with future homeowners. With support, resources and volunteers from the local community, we make safe, decent, and affordable housing available to low-income families. Through both monetary and in-kind donations and volunteer services, a total of 63 homes have been built since its inception in 1996. Greene County Habitat is the largest non-profit residential builder of affordable homes in the Lake Oconee area. 

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