The Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Faith Subdivision Wednesday, June 6, at 10am. The public is invited to attend and share this milestone.
Faith Subdivision, located off East Martin Luther King Jr. Street in Bryan, will eventually house 24 new, energy-efficient homes. Construction will begin in August, and all homes should be completed by June 2014.
Everyone is welcome to attend the groundbreaking, which will provide an excellent photo opportunity. Bryan Mayor Bienski will say a few words, along with Melanie Benford, a future homeowner in the Faith Subdivision, B/CS Habitat Executive Director Marco Maina and B/CS Habitat Board President Mitch Morehead. Starbucks and Shipley’s will donate refreshments.
Melanie Benford, a working mother of three, plans to be one of the first to move into the new Faith Subdivision. She knows the neighborhood isn’t very good right now. But she grew up in the area and hopes to be part of its transformation. With Habitat’s help, she’s not only going to build a clean, decent home for her young family, she’s going to build a safe community for her children and her neighbors.
Faith Subdivision is on the 900 block of East Martin Luther King Jr. Street, near the intersection with Bradley Street in Bryan. Thanks to grants from The Meadows Foundation and Habitat for Humanity International, along with a generous donation from board member Denise Bermudez, the funding is now in place to begin installing the necessary infrastructure.
About Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity
Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Formed in 1989, the local affiliate is dedicated to eliminating poverty housing and making the right to simple, decent, shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat for Humanity partners with low-income families and gives them an opportunity to work side by side with local volunteers in the construction of their homes. Once the homes are completed, families buy them at cost through zero-interest twenty to thirty-year mortgages. BCS Habitat has partnered with over 200 families impacting over 1,000 people throughout the past 21 years. For more information, visit www.habitatbcs.org.