Homeowner Success Stories

Carol Kohlhepp

Carol partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County to build her home in Westminster, MD.

“When I was approved to purchase a Habitat home I was living in my brother’s basement with my 2 year old son and before that we were homeless. When construction started, I was kept informed of everything. They had a Family Selection Committee that assisted me and I participated in the Habitat financial and homeownership education program. I loved helping with the construction of my house and even though I worked very hard, it was a lot of fun. It took me a while to really believe that this much good was happening to me.

This changed my life in every way, shape and form. It has given me and my son security. There are pictures and sayings written on the boards behind the walls in my house. My son remembers everything and will take all of that goodness into his life. Thank you for all the blessings including all the people that were involved. This process gave my life a new direction.”

 


Jerry Gibson

Jerry partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County through the Repair Program to make necessary repairs to his home in Finksburg, MD.

“I have a volunteer from Caring Carroll who visits me weekly and he realized the disrepair of the side porch and its dangerous nature. Bill let the people at Caring Carroll know and from there they referred me to Habitat. I do not have any family in this area. Things around my house were just going downhill which created a depressive state of mind as well as safety hazards.

Everything went so fast. The amount of work done ended up being so much more than what I expected. I was so happy by the outpouring of compassion by every person that I met who worked on this project.

This process has affected my life in an immense way. It has given me a reason to live. It has totally given me hope again. I now look forward to every day and want to help others. I’m just so grateful that this has happened to me. I don’t know why I’ve been so lucky but I’m going to help other people in every way that I can. The Habitat people have become like family to me. It has given me hope and a whole new way of thinking and feeling. ”

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Scott visited the Carroll County Career & Technology Center today to present certificates and Habitat For Humanity swag to the carpenters that built Natasha's shed. These builders worked under the guidance of their instructor, Jon Mersinger. These young men did an outstanding job, with great attention to detail and workmanship! Scott said was nice to see a full class of future carpenters in the shop insuring that there will continue to be excellent home builders and craftsmen in our future! And a huge shout out to the Carroll County Career & Technology Center for making sure that our future employees/employers are learning valuable trades that aren't taught in colleges.

Pictured (L-R) Wyatt Cox, Travis Oden, Jon Mersinger and Brandon Pettigrew
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