Single mother of two, Connie Matthews received the keys to her new home on Friday. After months of hard work Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward Hastings completed the construction of its 15th home August 29th, 2014, Picton, ON.
After months of hard work Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward Hastings (PEH) and its large team of volunteers has completed the construction of its 15th home in Picton. Single mom of two, Connie Matthews, was presented the keys to her new home at 7 York St. in Picton on Friday during the dedication ceremony. “A single mom with two kids who have been living in less then satisfactory accommodation and they are moving into a brand new home today,” said the chair of Habitat for Humanity PEH Bob Clute. “Their life will be changed forever. The kids will excel at school and they have a place to bring their friends after school. They build social skills and they break the stigma of poverty forever.”
Also celebrating this special occasion was the COO of Habitat Canada, Mike Rodgers, along with other board members, staff, volunteers and the next home owners for the Belleville build. Built entirely by volunteers, the construction for this particular home began in April of 2014 reaching the completion goal by August 2014, just in time for Hannah and Cole Matthews to return to school from summer break. “It has an amazing effect on the family and that’s what’s important to me,” said Clute.
The Prince Edward Hastings County branch of Habitat for Humanity built their first home in 1998 and plans to continue making a difference in the lives of families in need.