Local Habitat for Humanity is back in action

Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Dec 18, 2013 - 02:49 PM
Photo: Members of the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity Gloucester-Mathews gathered Saturday morning at the site of its next building project on Dragon Drive near Glenns. Board members shown, top photo from left, include Roxanne Yarina, Bernard Ambrose, executive director Teresa Dalton, Ann Dyal, president David Dea, Sue Silberhorn, Arliss Ketchum, Michelle Ressler, Stephen Forrest and Della Garrett. Board members not shown are Harry Morris and Jane Wenner. Photo by Quinton Sheppard

Members of the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity Gloucester-Mathews gathered Saturday morning at the site of its next building project on Dragon Drive near Glenns. Board members shown, top photo from left, include Roxanne Yarina, Bernard Ambrose, executive director Teresa Dalton, Ann Dyal, president David Dea, Sue Silberhorn, Arliss Ketchum, Michelle Ressler, Stephen Forrest and Della Garrett. Board members not shown are Harry Morris and Jane Wenner. Photo by Quinton Sheppard

 
Habitat for Humanity of Gloucester-Mathews is back in action and is getting prepared to start on its first building project in several years.
 
Members of the group’s board of directors gathered early Saturday morning at the site of its next project, which is located on Dragon Drive near Glenns.
 
The local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a Christian housing ministry that helps families who can’t afford safe, decent housing, has been in a period of transition since its executive director died in December 2009.
 
In June 2012, the group hired Teresa Dalton as its new director. Along with the 12 board members, Dalton has been working tirelessly to get the organization back to full speed.
 
According to board member Bernard Ambrose, the future home will be three bedrooms and will be just over 1,200 square feet. 
 
The selection process for a family to occupy the home has not begun he said, and construction is expected to begin next year.
 
Once a family goes through the selection process and is qualified to purchase the home, they receive financing through affordable, no-interest loans. Monthly mortgage payments are used to support the construction of more houses for other families.