Habitat Greenville Dedicates Home to Veteran, Single Mom

March 02, 2018

GREENVILLE, SC – Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County dedicated a home for Ebony Adams and her three children on Friday, March 2, 2018. The home was purchased and rehabilitated by Habitat Greenville as part of a capital campaign in the Grace Point neighborhood with a focus on affordable homeownership for veterans.

As a Habitat Greenville program participant, Adams has completed 25 hours of homeownership education classes as well as 200 hours of “sweat equity,” helping rehabilitate her home and build the homes of other Habitat homeowners, all while working full time and raising her three children. She will pay an affordable, zero interest mortgage for the home.

“Ebony has worked extremely hard throughout our program, which has prepared her to manage her finances, pay an affordable mortgage and become a responsible homeowner,” said Monroe Free, President and CEO of Habitat Greenville. “We know she is a strong veteran and mother. Now, with stability and wealth that homeownership generates, the future is much brighter for Ebony and her family.”

Ebony was also presented with a Quilt of Valor, the highest honor awarded to veterans by a civilian organization. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. Ebony served in the United States Army for eight years.

During the dedication, Adams was also presented with a ceremonial key and several gifts to prepare her for life as a homeowner. This included tools from Habitat’s construction team, a vacuum cleaner and cleaning supplies from Michael’s Janitorial and Floor Service, a lawnmower from Solomon’s Landscaping and Design, quilts for the children from Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild, a painting from local artist Carol Hoffman, and a gift certificate for Habitat’s Greenville ReStores.