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Jones Family Dedication

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     Steve, Beth, Nilay, Melodi, Kyle, Arie, and Evelyn are thrilled for their new home at 1019 Sibley. Steve didn’t expect a conversation about Habitat with a friend two years ago would lead to a new home without a leaky roof. No more buckets are needed in the family room now, only buckets of fun.

     Steve and Beth appreciated earning sweat equity hours and have learned a lot in their partnership with Habitat Kent. “My character has grown because of this Habitat process,” Steve said. In order to complete construction hours, Steve used his vacation time at work. Steve and Beth also appreciated Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and implementing financially disciplined concepts.

     It’s inspiring to witness the hard work Steve and Beth have put into their Habitat home, hard work that they also want to pass on. “The true inheritance that we want to pass down to [our children] is the character of hard work and the character of stewardship,” Steve said. 

     Steve and Beth are not only excited for their family to flourish in their Habitat home, but they’re also ready to open it up to serve as  a tool for ministry on the West Side. 

     Ever since day one of the build process, Kyle (3) has asked his parents if they can go to their “new home.” At the start of the building process, Kyle came to the work site with his plastic hammer and hard hat to show the Gordon Food Service Volunteers “how it’s done.”

     Without the generous help of Gordon Food Service, this would not have been possible. The Jones’s express the deepest sense of gratitude and want to thank everyone involved.

     “It’s put a lot of hope into my marriage and into my house,” explains Steve. “We’re doing a lot of dreaming for our future.” 

     Many hands and hearts go into the building of a Habitat home. So on behalf of the Jones family, thank you for building dreams and hope. 

(Below are images from the home dedication)




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Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Kent County brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. 


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