Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Kenneth Ferguson with his grandsons, from left, Drew Beason, Tate Beason, Mitchell Moravec, Kent Moravec, and Jeff Moravec, along with Drew’s wife, Liz Beason, celebrate Christmas together in 2018.
Family sponsoring five Habitat houses
Years ago, Kenneth Ferguson was helping to build a house for Habitat for Humanity when he handed two little boys a box of nails.
One of them, the homeowner’s son, badly wanted to help with the construction, and Ferguson allowed the child and another boy to help nail the walls, said Peter Kidder, executive director of Lenoir’s Habitat chapter.
“So there are approximately an extra 20 or 30 pounds of nails in that house because those boys went through every single wall and nailed it down about three times ...
Artist Adán Bean’s powerful spoken word performance during the 2019 Habitat for Humanity Affiliate Conference in Atlanta Georgia.
Every child deserves a safe place to call home
Habitat homeowner, Angel, was only 6 years old when she witnessed her mother’s murder. For the next decade, Angel was moved in and out of foster care and group homes. By age seventeen she was living on her own in a small, cinder block apartment. Determined to create a better life, Angel chose to finish high school while working two jobs to pay the bills.
"I could have used my past as a crutch but I decided the events of my life would be stepping stones to a brighter future. When I learned about Habitat for Humanity I knew this was my chance to give my children something I never had, a stable home."
Through her strong determination, Angel built a safe, secure home where her sons are growing into the men God intends.
At Caldwell County Habitat we believe everyone deserves a decent place to call home and with a little help, we all have the potential to build a better life.