Alfred & Frankie - Gastonia, NC
Alfred and Frankie both moved around a lot growing up. Alfred grew up with a father in the military and Frankie lived in group homes. Alfred served in the army for 5 years and did 2 tours in Iraq.
They have been married since 2007 and have 2 children. They heard about Habitat through current Habitat homeowners who encouraged them to apply for the program. They have learned through the Habitat process to wait on the Lord for his timing.
Alissa Smith - Gastonia, NC
On Sunday, July 9, 2017 Alissa and her four children stood on the porch of her new home as it was dedicated. The dream that she has had for her family finally become a reality. Special thanks to Publix and their representatives as the sponsors of this build. Not only were they on site to help with the build, but they also stocked Alissa’s pantry once her home was completed. Many of Alissa’s family’s church members were in attendance along with Habitat of Gaston’s board and staff members for this important event.
Alissa actually grew up in one of the Habitat for Humanity's first Gaston County homes. Like other applicants who qualify through Habitat, Smith won't be getting anything free. Applicants must not only demonstrate need, but prove they can handle a house payment. Habitat arranges a 25-year, no-interest loans for homeowners, who must make monthly mortgage payments. The completion of this home is a new beginning for Alissa and her family.
Lizzie & Grover - Gastonia, NC
Lizzie & Grover are two loving and caring individuals, and are blessed with three beautiful daughters. They work hard each and every day to provide the best life for their children. Lizzie & Grover were encouraged to apply to the Habitat program by family and friends, and are humbled & blessed by the journey. They just wrapped up a volunteer week with Elevation Church and are looking forward to their next two build days in August.