Habitat dedicates remodeled home

| August 10, 2015

COSHOCTON – Brenda Stone wiped away tears of joy while walking through her completed remodeled Habitat for Humanity House on Aug. 9.

“This is amazing,” she said. “It looks so beautiful.”

Her North Ninth Street home is actually the first Habitat House ever built in Coshocton. It was finished in 2001, but when the owner passed away it was returned to Habitat.

“We started on it in March and had to do extensive remodeling,” said Brittleigh Smith, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Coshocton County. “We essentially had to gut the entire thing. Our site supervisor John Addy was here pretty much all night making sure it was finished for her because we promised to get them (Brenda and her daughter Jessica Timmons) in so they could get settled before school starts.”

Everyone at the house’s dedication ceremony was impressed with its transformation.

“Imagine the worst case and multiple it by 10,” Smith said. “The work that was done here is amazing. I’m so excited for Brenda and Jessica.”

Brenda let Jessica cut the ribbon to the house and after a special blessing was said over the home everyone was invited to enjoy food and fellowship.

“I want to thank Habitat for giving me this opportunity,” Stone said. “I never thought in my life I’d be able to own my own home.”

She was very appreciative of everyone who helped remodel the house, especial Addy.

“This never would have happened without you,” Stone said. “It’s beautiful. Thank you.”

Addy had the pleasure of presenting the keys to her.

“Enjoy it,” he said.

For more information on Habitat for Humanity of Coshocton County, visit http://habitatcoshocton.org/.

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