Community members and businesses join hands to sponsor and build homes, communities and hope

[Lexington] (August 4, 2017) — On Sunday, August 6 at 2:00 p.m., Lexington Habitat for Humanity will join home sponsors Disciples for Habitat, Tenmast Software and Wells Fargo Housing Foundation to dedicate the new home of Brenda Robles Flores and her sons, Anthony (4) and Larry (2). The home, located at 1785 Russell Cave Road, will help Brenda achieve her dream of homeownership, a dream she has been striving to achieve since leaving Durango, Mexico.

Disciples for Habitat, Tenmast Software and Wells Fargo Housing Foundation have been loyal supporters of the Lexington Habitat mission. The organizations joined hands to sponsor the home for the Flores family, continuing their commitment to ensure more families in Lexington have a safe, affordable place to live.

“Brenda’s love for her boys is obvious to anyone who sees them together. She has worked hard to achieve her dream of providing them a place where they can play freely, study quietly and grow up in a stable environment,” said Rachel Childress, Lexington Habitat CEO. “Her commitment has made it happen, but it would not have been possible without these long-term, faithful sponsors. We are so grateful there are organizations in our community who live out their love of neighbors.”

Brenda expresses deep gratitude for those who have helped her achieve her dream. “Thank you Disciples for Habitat, Tenmast Software, Wells Fargo Housing Foundation and all of the volunteers working alongside me on my new home. I really appreciate it very much. I am very happy to be a part of Habitat. Thank you again.”

For more information about supporting a future home build either financially or through volunteering on a build site, contact Laura Howard at laurah@lexhabitat.org or call 859-252-2224 ext. 113.

Chris CrumrineChris Crumrine recalls a childhood where giving back was an important part of the family culture and his parents chose to spend their time and resources supporting Habitat for Humanity. His parents were involved with Habitat for Humanity when he was a child and he recalls being on build sites when he was fairly young.

His first solo Habitat project was when he was a junior in high school. His Eagle Scout project was to landscape five Habitat homes being built in Bowling Green, KY. He provided and installed mulch, shrubs, seeding grass, straw and a tree for each home, worked with local affiliate to raise funds for the project and also solicited in-kind gifts from a local nursery.

During college at UK and upon returning to Lexington, Chris volunteered with several organizations. When he met Lexington Habitat CEO Rachel Childress, he asked her how he could become a part of Lexington Habitat and Rachel recommended Lexington Habitat's Ambassador Program. Ambassadors serve as liaisons between Lexington Habitat and the Lexington community to promote Lexington Habitat's mission to donors, volunteers, partner families, and others. Chris immediately joined.

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