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Hometown Habitat News

In The Community: With Team Depot

Team Depot with Davies Family

Team Depot with Davies Family

The restoration of this home means more to us than you will ever know.  The structure is more than 60 years old, built by hand by our father.  We grew up with love, family and faith in that home.  It is more than a house, it is our parents legacy.

No words can ever express how great we feel because of your unselfish and tireless efforts.  

– Karen D. Bennett, Dorothy Harris & Thomas Davis

In August our team had the opportunity to partner with Home Depot for a critical preservation and repair project.

Thomas Davis lives in Coleman, FL in a home that had been in the family for over 60 years.  This childhood home was a safe space that he cherished dearly – but he needed some help bringing it back to life.  Considering his options, he filled out an application to take advantage of Habitat’s repair program.  After the Habitat team met with Thomas and visited his home, we started work on preparing to approve his application – we joined forces with Team Depot as the sponsor and volunteer crew for the project to allow us to provide the funding and hands on labor needed to perform the job.

The project consisted of interior and exterior work and took about 2 months to complete, the final product ripe with character.  Thomas loved to garden and had asked the team to put up a trellis rail in the front drive so he could plant some new plants upon his return home, the volunteers were more than happy to oblige. To close out the partnership there was a small intimate dedication to celebrate Thomas’ return home and to thank all of the love and labor that went into the project.