January 30, was a busy Saturday at Indian River Habitat! We celebrated three build site ceremonies — a Passing of the Hammer, Wall Raising, and a Home Dedication!
Read on to learn more about each event!
Passing of the Hammer
Due to a medical emergency, the Yorker family was unable to participate in a traditional ‘Wall Raising” which is scheduled when a homebuyer reaches 60% of their ‘sweat equity’ hours. Instead of a Wall Raising, sponsors, staff, and family stood together in a socially distanced circle, passing the ceremonial hammer from one person to the next until it finally reached LaCrystal and her 11-year-old daughter. Through this ceremony, Habitat celebrates all those whose contributions and service help to build Habitat homes. #TogetherWeBuild.
Peacola’s home is Indian River Habitat’s 409th home build and was sponsored by the Moorings!
Surrounded by community support, the Depompo family received the keys to unlock the front door of their home, and with those same keys, unlock the door to endless opportunities and possibilities that come with owning a home.
Mirtha moved from the Dominican Republic to the United States and since, her dream was to provide her family with a place to call their own, a home that will provide the safety and security that they deserved! On February 19, 2021 Mirtha officially closed on her home and achieved her “American Dream!”