Habitat for Humanity of Horry County supporters, volunteers, staff, and more celebrated the closing and dedication of this year’s Women Build on Friday, October 20th.
This was the 172nd home to be completed for the organization, founded in 1990. The home was sponsored by CRG Companies, a women-owned company. For every dollar raised in support of the build, CRG was able to to match up to $20,000.
Shameka, a native of Loris, joined the program in the Spring of 2022. She applied for the homebuyer program to be able to provide a stable, safe, and reliable place for her and her family.
One of the highest points in her life was having her children, Timothy, and Xavier, and being able to care for them. She is looking forward to moving into her own place and providing a home for them.
Shameka truly demonstrated the drive and will to become a homeowner. She is now able to provide a safe place for her sons and for all of them to have something to call their own. Throughtout the homebuyer program, she learned a lot. “I have learned how to save money and how to fix items in a house,” states Shameka. “I enjoy helping to build at someone else’s house so I will know what I need do when my time comes.”
While Shameka has overcome some low points in her life, she is now in a better and livable home. “The first thing I want to do is put up our family portraits and not worry about taking them down….because it’s going to be ours. Secondly, is to decorate our rooms and bathrooms,” says Shameka. To Shameka, home is a place you can go and be safe.
Women Build is an annual project where women from all backgrounds and skill-levels come together to empower each other, join forces, and help a local woman achieve her dream of homeownership.