Lexington Habitat for Humanity gives keys to new homeowners: Tanya Sullivan and Family

Link-Belt supports affordable home construction in Lexington

[Lexington] (June 20, 2017) — Lexington Habitat for Humanity will celebrate the completed construction of Tanya Sullivan’s home during the dedication ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The house, located at 1807 Russell Cave Road, will become home to Tanya and her children, Tony (16) and Ka’Marya (11). Her grown son, Dequarius, and granddaughter, La’Nia (4), will be frequent visitors to the family’s home.

The Sullivan family home was built thanks to the partnership between Lexington Habitat and Link-Belt, leader in the design, manufacturing and sales of telescopic and lattice boom cranes, with headquarters here in Lexington. “Link-Belt and our employees are proud to support the work of Lexington Habitat for Humanity in providing affordable housing here in our local community. This is such an enriching process for our employees to come together to build and provide a home for a family in our community. We look forward to turning the keys to their new home over to the Sullivan family,” said Melvin Porter, Link-Belt President and CEO.

“When Link-Belt made a commitment to Lexington Habitat five years ago, they were all in. They not only provided the “funds and volunteers to support their homebuyer family, they had so many folks who wanted to work with us that they provided the labor for an additional family. Their faithful commitment has made Tanya the sixth family they have served and we join in her gratitude to them for helping making homeownership possible for these families,” said Rachel Smith Childress, Lexington Habitat CEO.


Tanya is thankful for the opportunity Lexington Habitat and Link-Belt have provided to her and her family. “Thanks to everyone for the blessing that everyone has given me and my family. Thank you all for putting a smile on our faces. And thank you for making our dreams come true. We really do appreciate everyone from the bottom of our hearts.”


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 859-252-2224 ext. 113.