Faith Community Builds Home for the Mayer Family, whose Son has Special Needs

April 06, 2016

Upstate churches are showing God's love to the Mayer family by funding a home with special accommodations for their young son, who has severe physical disabilities. The unique home is made possible through the generosity of the partners participating in Habitat Greenville's 2016 Faith Build through donations and volunteering. This year’s Faith Build participants are Aldersgate Methodist Church, Earle Street Baptist Church, First Christian Church, Greenville First Nazarene Church, John Knox Presbyterian Church, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, and Trinity Lutheran Church. Many of these churches are longtime partners with Habitat; for some, this is their first year to participate.

“Building this home goes a bit beyond our usual home construction, but we’re dedicated to meeting the needs of each of the hardworking families that come through our program,” said Monroe Free, Executive Director of Habitat Greenville. “With the support of our Faith Build partners, we look forward to welcoming the Mayer family into their new home, where they can flourish without barriers.” The home will include a wheelchair ramp, fencing for the yard, special storage and interior accommodations, among them a special ceiling beam, so a therapy swing can be installed for the Mayer's son. Mrs. Mayer expressed her family's gratitude to the churches who are sponsoring their home, stating, "This home represents security, safety, and a dream coming true for our family. It will help us in so many ways, and will give our whole family a new outlook and new opportunities, but most importantly it will help keep our son safe. We thank God for everyone who is making our home a reality." Sincere thanks to each of our generous faith partners for their support.