STATEHOUSE – After wrapping up the 2014 legislative session late last week, State Representative Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) wasted no time getting back to work in District 60. Over the weekend, she participated in a Habitat for Humanity groundbreaking on a new home for a local Martinsville family.
“This particular project is unique because once completed, it will be the first Habitat for Humanity home in Morgan County built by our very own teenagers,” said Rep. Mayfield. “It is so great to see students with a willingness to serve others. Being the first teen build in the state is an ambitious goal, but one that in the end will be worth all of their hard work. These young men and women of the community will get to see their efforts make a real difference in the lives of their neighbors and will be able to see the results of their service for decades to come.”
A few dozen people were present for the groundbreaking to benefit the Buttery family of Martinsville. Karen Buttery is currently living in Martinsville with her three daughters ages 22, 20 and 8. The Buttery family was adopted as a Habitat Partner Family through an application and selection process that includes homeowner education, interviews and earning “sweat equity” hours building other Habitat homes. This will be the first home Karen has ever owned.
Habitat for Humanity builds and repairs houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. They have more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Together, they have helped to build or repair more than 800,000 houses and serve more than 4 million people worldwide.
“It was my pleasure to take part in this event,” said Rep. Mayfield. “I'm looking forward to participating in the building process and seeing the end result.”
To donate to Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County, please visit http://morgancountyhabitat.org/donation_online.html.