We are excited to welcome our newest partner family, Larry and Dianne and their 13-year old son. Larry and Dianne have been working in the ReStore Downtown to get their initial sweat equity hours completed prior to the start of construction on their new home. Larry, Jr. wants to help out but he is too young.
Both are disabled and originally from Waynesboro, Burke County. Larry is a Vietnam era Marine and a welder and has already fixed a couple of our handtrucks with his welding expertise. Both he and Dianne are very active in their church, Fairview Missionary Baptist. They work in the food and clothes pantry helping those in need. Dianne is a cook in the kitchen and they both sing in the Gospel Choir. Larry also sings in the Male Chorus.
Larry and Dianne have been big assets to us as they work on their equity hours. We are thrilled to have them as a part of the Habitat family.
The relationships we develop with partner homeowners does not end when their new home is completed; they remain friends for life.