Volunteers presented single mothers Erica Neuble and Sarah Caves with the keys to their new homes provided by Wilson County Habitat for Humanity on Saturday.
Habitat volunteers, family members, and friends gathered to witness each mother cut the ribbons to their new habitat home. The new homes are neighboring houses on Alydar Drive in Watertown.
Area churches came together for a faith build for Neuble's home. Neuble is a mother of two children. Habitat volunteers who worked with Neuble said she works hard as a caregiver and as a cook to provide for her children.
Women built Caves home in a women build, a building force primarily sponsored and worked on by women. Caves is a mother of five children.
Each mother has taken a Habitat homeowner education course and worked with sponsors and volunteers to buy her home with a zero-percent interest mortgage rate.
Those who gathered at the ribbon cutting event included Habitat Wilson chief financial officer John Roberts, members of the 2013 Wilson Division Advisory Board, family members and friends of the mothers.
Before the ribbon cutting, Tory Tredway, director of Wilson Habitat for Humanity, led a short ceremony to recognize those who volunteered, as well as to give blessing to the house and family. Pastor Alan Herd with Grace Baptist Church in Mount Juliet read a passage of scripture just before the cutting of the ribbon at each house.
Habitat’s Women Build program, created in 1998, has provided more than 2,100 Habitat for Humanity Women Build houses for low-income families.