Hattiesburg Habitat to dedicate 63rd Home

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Habitat for Humanity 

On Saturday, August 23, 2014, Hattiesburg's Habitat for Humanity will hold a house dedication for their 63rd home and the public is invited to attend this celebration.

Habitat hold a dedication celebration to mark the end of construction just before the family purchases their home from Habitat for Humanity.

This house will be home to the Patterson family. This house is a result of the hard work of volunteers from all over the United States and beyond.

This house was built in partnership with United Way of Southeast Mississippi, Valspar Paint, Economy Supply, Whirlpool Appliances, Lowe's, Dow, Boral Brick, Armor Insulation, and several other community partners.

In addition to local volunteers including students form the University of Southern Mississippi, Petal High School, William Carey University, Jones County Junior College, and Lucky Day Scholars; Collegiate Challenge groups from Clemson University, Virginia Tech, Austin Peay State University, Moravian College, Thomas More College and State University of New York-Oneonta were instrumental in the completion of this home.

Glory Bound Gyro Co., and The Pine Belt Young Professionals, provided both monetary and volunteer support. These volunteers also enjoyed lunches generously donated by Glory Bound Gyro Co., Court Street United Methodist Church, and the following Petal restaurants: Ward's, McDonald's Dominoes' Pizza, Hardee's, Sonic, Wendy's and Mom & Dad's County Cooking, as well as donuts from Shipley's and Daylight Donuts.

Ms. Patterson is the mother of three. Her daughter is a student at USM. She has a son in Texas, a son in Baton Rouge, and three grandchildren.

Ms. Patterson has worked for the City of Hattiesburg's Action Center since 2006. She has been a Habitat Partner since 2010 and has contributed over 600 sweat equality hours to the program- helping build homes for and the relationships with her new neighbors.

After losing her father in 2010 and moving in with her mother in 2013, Ms. Patterson is excited to have this opportunity for a new start in an affordable and safe home.

Please join us on Saturday, August 23rd to celebrate this accomplishment with the Patterson family beginning at 1pm at 230 West 4th Avenue in Petal.