Edgewater woman gets new home courtesy of Habitat for Humanity

| August 16, 2014 | 1 Comment
(From left to right) Daughter Mikell Green, homeowner Sherri Green, AmeriCorps member Jaclyn Tekiela, and Family Services staff Krista Stubbs at the Edgewater Dedication Ceremony

(From left to right) Daughter Mikell Green, homeowner Sherri Green, AmeriCorps member Jaclyn Tekiela, and Family Services staff Krista Stubbs at the Edgewater Dedication Ceremony

Representatives of the board, staff and partner organizations of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake dedicated a completed home on Oak Lane in Edgewater to Sherri Green.

For nearly 100 years, generations of Sherri’s family have lived along the tree-lined street Oak Lane. Sherri’s great-grandfather Samuel Harris purchased land for his family from the Joint Stock Company of the Young Men’s Christian Association. After inheriting her great-great aunt’s house and land, Sherri dreamed about living there, but could not afford the renovation costs. At the encouragement of her friend, Sherri applied to the homeownership program. She completed the required 250 volunteer sweat equity hours and homebuyer education training. She and her daughter Mikell, a student at Morgan State University, will soon move into their new home on their family’s property.

“Saturday I was overjoyed that my family spent the day celebrating my new home with me. I love this home. Working with everyone at Habitat Chesapeake has been a great experience. I hope can stay involved in the program and help future homeowners through the process,” Ms. Green said.  Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake is proud to help sustain the family legacy of the Greens in Edgewater and to continue to focus on serving families in need of affordable housing in Anne Arundel County.

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