Welcome Home Brackins & Melvin Families!

West Fargo Twin Home
West Fargo Twin Home

With each home we build, we celebrate the day a new partner family gets to move in. We reflect on the relationship we’ve formed with the family and pray for their well-being. Today, Monday, February 27th, is an especially exciting day, as we welcome two partner families into a new duplex.

You’re invited to join LAHFH for the West Fargo Twin Home Dedication tonight at 5:30 p.m.  The brief ceremony will take place at the duplex, which is located at 405/409 Morrison Street in West Fargo. It would mean a lot to the Brackins family, Melvin family, and our organization to see you there.

Brackins Family
Tonette Brackins and her children on the build site for their new home.

“I am so thankful for all the work volunteers have done to make my new home possible- it’s been a blessing to work alongside them,” said new homeowner Tonette Brackins.  “My children and I are looking forward to moving in to our new home and can’t wait to get our keys tonight!”

“We are so excited to be moving to a stable, livable home with a great new neighbor,” said new homeowner Jessica Melvin.  “I have enjoyed working with Habitat and am so glad that they have given me the opportunity to provide this home for my children.”


Jessica Melvin and family at the wall raising celebration for the West Fargo Twin Home

The Brackins and Melvin families, like all families that partner with Habitat for Humanity, will not be receiving free homes, but instead will be purchasing the homes with a 0% interest free loan that will be repaid over the course of the mortgage. Both Tonette and Jessica contributed 250sweat equity” hours working on their homes and the homes of others as a requirement for becoming a Habitat homeowner.  They were also required to attend 20 educational classes to learn about topics such as homeownership budgeting, home maintenance, and home safety.

At the dedication, there will be a short program where Leann Wolff, LAHFH Board President, will speak.  Grace Backman from Eastern Dakota Housing Alliance, a major sponsor, and the new homeowners will also be available for comments.

Of course, none of this would be possible without our faithful supporters. So thanks again for all of your help, and we look forward to working with you again when the 2012 build season kicks off!

When: Monday, February 27th at 5:30 pm

Where: West Fargo Twin Home: 405/409 Morrison Street, West Fargo