Holston Habitat hosts unique home dedication ceremony


Holston Habitat has a long tradition of celebrating a home dedication at the completion of every new Habitat home.

Normally this Home Dedication event is open to the public and honors the volunteers, donors and the Habitat homebuyer family. But Holston Habitat had to get creative to celebrate last Thursday’s Home Dedication and comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Having recently completed Patsy’s Habitat home in Johnson City, her Home Dedication ceremony was streamed via a Facebook Live event.

Holston Habitat hosted a unique home dedication ceremony last week to comply with social distancing measures while welcoming Patsy into her new home.

“Holston Habitat home dedications normally draw crowds of between 30 and 50 people,” said Alanna Leonberg, Holston Habitat’s Community Outreach and Selection Manager. “Holston Habitat is focused on the future and excited to try something new as we engage even more folks in the home dedication through Facebook.”

Holston Habitat’s mission is to put God’s love into action by building homes, community and hope. The newly completed two-bedroom house will become a home for Patsy, whose family is the 47th served by Holston Habitat in Washington County.

This project was sponsored in part by the Housing Trust Fund in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee and the Tennessee Housing Development Agency. Affordable Habitat home mortgages, like the one Patsy will have, allow families to build strength, stability and self-reliance.

To learn more about opportunities for affordable homeownership through Holston Habitat visit holstonhabitat.org or call 423.239.7689.


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