Nicole Myers and her sons, Teagen and Tryker received the keys to their new home located at 611 Pearl Street on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7 p.m. The family contributed over 300 hours of “sweat equity” alongside Habitat volunteers to recycle their home. Kolberg Pioneer Inc., Nicole’s employer, organized a group to help clean up the yard, re-side and paint the house. In addition, the family was very blessed to have the love and support of their family who pitched in to make the house a home for Nicole, Teagen and Tryker.
Pastor Bob Cappel, First United Methodist Church, led the guests in celebration. The family, including little Tryker, spoke to the group of about 45 guests each expressing their thanks for the help they had during their journey to home ownership and how thankful they are to have the opportunity to live and grow in their new home.
Nicole signed the mortgage documents and promissory notes to purchase their new home earlier that day and presented Habitat with her first mortgage payment at the celebration. She will repay a no-profit mortgage over a period of 25 years, illustrating Habitat’s objective to give families a “hand up” rather than a “hand out.”