The Habitat for Humanity of Wood County house built at 106 Poplar Street in North Baltimore was dedicated on Sunday, September 9 at 3:00pm.
The proud new owners are Rick and Danielle Morris. Their children are Chase, 6 and Mila, 1 1/2. Rick recently finished his commitment of service to the United States Army, and the house was actually begun while he was still serving our country at Fort Knox, Kentucky. After his completion of duty, the family moved to North Baltimore.
Rick's parents are Karen Combs and Richard Morris, Sr. Danielle's parents are Luwanna Petersen and Dino Woodruff. Both Danielle and Rick are NBHS graduates.
Danielle is so thrilled with the whole Habitat experience that she asked theNBXpress to help spread the word of this wonderful organization, that helped them become homeowners in their hometown. Several Habitat officials and many of the volunteers that helped build the Morris's home were on hand for the dedication ceremony Sunday. This was the first time Habitat for Humanity of Wood County had begun a house for a family that didn't reside here, when the project began, according to Danielle. "It was an amazing experience," she said.
Rick, Danielle, Chase, and Mila-ready to greet their guests and give tours of their new home on Poplar Street, NB
Jennifer Kephart, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Wood County welcomes the guests. Many of those present were volunteers who had helped with this building project.
On behalf of Habitat for Humanity, a Holy Bible was presented to the family.
A laminated copy of the blueprints was presented to the Morrises.
Food gift basket- with words of encouragement, "May you always have food to eat and share (bread), and may your home be open to friends and neighbors(pineapple)"
The Morris Family, decked out in their 49ers jerseys, made sure their dogs were included in the festivities.
Repeatedly, Rick and Danielle thanked everyone present for their help. "We didn't know where we would end up after I left the military" Rick said. "But you made this happen for us, and we just can't thank you enough" Danielle added, "Rick told me I was going to have to talk, but I think he pretty much said it all--Thank you"
Congratulations to the Morris Family! (This photo taken while Rick was still serving his country, and before the home was completed)
In front of their front door after the formal Home Dedication ceremony
Welcome Home, Morris Family
Contact Wood County Habitat for Humanity today on the web at www.wchabitat.org or at (419) 353-5430 or via email@example.com to donate, volunteer or seek out resources for affordable housing.