Habitat for Humanity dedicates home number eleven

| November 19, 2012

Construction site supervisor John Hill presents the key to the Angle family at the dedication ceremony for their new Habitat for Humanity home in West Lafayette.

COSHOCTON In an emotional ceremony held Sunday, Nov. 18, Habitat for Humanity of Coshocton County celebrated the dedication of house number 11, which is now the home of Tim and Candy Angle and their three sons; John, Brandon and Skyler. Many of the volunteers that helped build the home, along with Habitat for Humanity board members, were there to add support and congratulate the family.

The single story home is located at 319 East Seventh Street Rear, in West Lafayette. The home was built by many volunteers from area United Methodist Churches as an Apostle Build, a special Women’s Build Day group of volunteers and Habitat for Humanity volunteers. Lowe’s was a major contributor as well as area parishioners providing time, talent and monetary donations.

John Hill, construction site supervisor, said, “It’s been a humbling experience, a lot of learning and growing. I’ve meat so many great people and what some of my expectations were unfounded. It was greater than what I expected. The volunteers, the caliber of the people, the quality – we worked 58 days on this house and talking to all of them there was never a day where someone said, “Oh, I’ve got to go work on that house today. We never had that. Everyone was excited and here and I’ve just been blessed by it.” Hill had the honor of presenting the Angle family with the key to their new home.

Tim Angle said, “This means that my family is complete, we’re all right here on one level. We’re happy; we’re united as a family. The boys are excited to be here, they got to sleep in their rooms, and they slept sound. I know that I’m part of a community now, I’m settled, and we’re taken care of. God is watching over us. I’m going to work with Ernie Galadja to help get all Coshocton County churches involved in a habitat build because I want this to grow from just one house to several houses.”

Rev. James Humphrey, District Superintendent for the Three Rivers District of the United Methodist Churches, said, “We challenged our eighteen United Methodist Churches in Coshocton County and we ended up having twenty-two, some from surrounding areas, that connected to it. We were challenged to raise $20,000, we raised over $25,000, from the United Methodist giving, plus the volunteer labor and a lot of others helping too. It was a challenge for them, they thought, “Can we do it?”, but sure enough, this is the day of completion and we did.”

In comments made during the dedication ceremony, Rev. James Humphrey said, “I think this has enlivened the United Methodist Churches.” Several of the volunteers spoke, praising the experience, the Angle family, John Hill and the many other volunteers that helped.

Significant to this home was a Women’s Build Day, with nearly one hundred women showing up to frame the walls. With a goal of wanting two outside walls framed in, the women not only completed the outside wall framing but also put up some interior walls.

A check in the amount of $50 was presented to the family from the Habitat for Humanity Restore. Following the dedication ceremony which included a dedication prayer and scripture reading, the Angle family opened their home to those in attendance for a tour.

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