Mon County Habitat for Humanity

Current Partner Families

The Moore Family

The Moore family consists of Jared, Katelyn, and Ryan (3). (photo coming soon)

We enjoy spending time together as a family. Jared is an Automotive Technician student at Rosedale College. Jared and Ryan love getting their hands dirty working on everything from dad’s car to Ryan’s hot wheels. Ryan loves cars, trucks, and everything at a construction site. I graduated from Morgantown Beauty College and now work as a hair stylist. Ryan loves coming to the salon to get his hair done. Ryan can’t wait to have a yard to play in. We believe in working hard and working together to give our son the best life we can.

Having our own home means that Ryan will grow up as part of a community and have a safe and stable home.

Being able to afford and provide this for him is something that wouldn’t be possible without the help of habitat and all the volunteers. We are so thankful to have been chosen as a partner family with such a great organization.

The Ray Family

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Hi, my name is Monique, I have two sons. Seth (15) and Jamie (4). I’m a single parent working as a medical assistant. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. Seth is in 10th grade at Morgantown High School, he’s on the JV basketball team. Seth is funny, outgoing, respectful, smart, and loving. When he’s not playing basketball he’s playing video games.                                             Jamie also enjoys playing basketball of course he wants to be just like his big brother. Jamie loves to play outside. Something’s that make him happy is ridding his bike, scooter or four wheeler. On days we can’t go outside he enjoys watching Barney, playing match or hide and seek.

I’m ecstatic to be a partner family. When I got the phone call an I heard the words ” your family was selected “.  I was thrilled and very thankful, words can’t express the way I’m feeling.

“Thank You God For Blessing Me Much More Then I Deserve.” May God bless Habitat for Humanity and everyone who was involved to help this DREAM of my and many more come true.

 

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The Walker family consists of Danielle and her two sons, Demetry (17) and Devin (13).

The Walker Family is soley based on values–family, emotional support, and last but not least Christian.  We enjoy playing board games such as Monopoly, Sorry, and UNO. My little kings enjoy cooking Cajun/Creole cuisines.  Demetry and Devin may have several disabilities; conversely, I never allowed their differences to define whom they are as individuals.  Respect and mannerism are our family’s most important attribute to ourselves and our community.

Being a partner family allows my family to embrace our community in a positive way.  Being a partner family will demonstrate equality to my family despite our finances. This opportunity has put a smile on my children’s faces. We are looking forward to living in a safe environment, having a yard, and entertaining family and friends. I remember reading the ad in the newspaper about Habitat homes for families. I’m so thankful we were selected to be one of those families. We just want a place to call our own, a home. While I was waiting in the Habitat for Humanity’s office, I read a poster which stated, “A hand up not a handout!” This will be our motto until our home is complete. We are ready to begin a new journey. Thanks again for inviting my family to be a part of your growing family.

Being a partner family means my family
has been accepted into a larger family that will
allow for a brighter future.

 

Salisbury

The Salisbury Family

The Salisbury family consists of Peggy “Michelle,” and her two children.

I have a beautiful, intelligent 8 year old daughter, Aviona. She is a 2nd grade student at Skyview Elementary and loves to read and write. She also loves to dance and sing, but her passion is drawing. I also have a 3 year old son named Demari and he is my miracle child. He is disabled but has come a long way over the past few months. Damari has begun to laugh! You never realize how the little things can warm your heart so deeply.

My children and I have had a great deal of hard times, however becoming a partner family with Habitat for Humanity has shined a light on our lives.

 

We are truly blessed and we look forward to the journey ahead. I work full-time to support my children but I don’t know if I ever would have been able to have a house to call our home if it wasn’t for Habitat for Humanity.

We are forever grateful. Let the journey begin…

 The Cuecha Family

The Cuecha family consists of Claudia and Ricardo, and their two daughters.ricardo wheelbarrow


 Mon County Habitat for Humanity homeowners

The 700th Habitat House in WV
42nd Home in Mon County

DavisPhotoThe Davis Family consists of Tara and her 2 girls, Tori (17) and Lexi (11). The family enjoys spending quality time together and are native Morgantown residents. “We’re very thankful to be a part of Habitat for Humanity and look forward to the events ahead.”
Here is a letter from the Davis Family:

Being a partner family is the greatest honor that has been given to me.

It has shown me that there are people who care about others and are willing to do what it takes to make these houses a home for families who would otherwise be unable to have a home of their own. I am most looking forward to building my own home and being able to have a place where my kids will always be able come home to once they are grown.

My experience in becoming a partner family has been both challenging and rewarding. As a single mother of two, working a full-time job, and several other commitments,  it’s been challenging to find the time to put in the hours for the application and review process and the sweat-equity hours. However, I fully believe that God has placed me right where I’m supposed to be. If He didn’t think I could handle it, He wouldn’t have given me this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Those who work and volunteer at Habitat have made me feel like family. I am very blessed to be involved in such a program that really does help families in need

I am very blessed to be involved in a program that really does help families in need. -Tara Davis

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Energy Star 3.0 Home
43rd Home in Mon County

LuzThe Cuecha Family consists of Luz and her two daughters, Andrea and Camila. Here is a letter from the partner family.
Hi, my name is Luz Cuecha, I was born and raised in Colombia by loving and hard working parents, who taught us to be responsible and hard working people as well, and being a family of 11 siblings to be very helpful too. I came to the United States in 1982 as an exchange student for one year and I stayed for almost five, I always liked the American way. After I went back to Colombia to continue my college studies, I met my future husband, we got married, but I always thought about coming back to the States. My daughters were born three years apart, and after seven years of marriage, we decided to come to the United States looking for a better life and future for my daughters. Their father decided this country was not for him and returned to Colombia. So I stayed with my daughters, Andrea and Camila. Being a single mother with two daughters has not been easy, I have worked hard to give them the kind of life they deserve and to give them a better future.

Fortunately, they have been very good students and hard working and helpful people. Andrea now is a student at WVU and was granted The Promise Scholarship, The Mountaineers Scholarship and is working hard to become a financial advisor. Camila is a senior student at Morgantown High School and plans to go to college to become a veterinarian.

Right now I am very thankful to God for giving me the opportunity to be one of the families being approved by Habitat for Humanity to be able to complete my American dream.

Being able to own a house is one of my dearest dreams, I know it is a long journey but with the grace of God sooner than later will become a reality. Now I realize this is the land of opportunities for those who really want to make it a reality.

 

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 44th Home in Mon County

Jenny Rowe FamilyThe Rowe Family

Hi, My name is Jenny Rowe. I was born and raised here in Morgantown, WV.  I am a single parent of three wonderful children.  My oldest, Gabe Salamone  age 15, attends UHS and is in the 10th grade.  Hunter is 11, and Paige is 9, and they both attend Mylan Park Elementary.  We enjoy spending time together and especially love doing things outdoors as a family.

I have found it so exciting and rewarding being a part of Habitat for Humanity.  Everyone I have had a pleasure to work with has been great.  They truly enjoy showing you how to do things out of your comfort zone, and then make you feel good about what you have done.  I find it so exciting to see the progress we have made after a day on the building site.  It’s amazing when you take a step back and look at all the wonderful caring volunteers who love to help families like mine.  I must say, I have also found this very challenging.  It has been difficult juggling a full time and part time job, 3 kids, and putting in my sweat equity hours required for our home.  I know it will be worth it in the end, and I am sure I will want to help another family with their dream as so many have helped me. 

 

Our family is so excited to have a home to call our own.  We will forever be grateful to Habitat  for Humanity!

 

45th Home in Mon County

The Price Family

Price FamilyThe Price Family consists of Kellie, her son, Matthew (16), and daughter, Madison (12).

We are overjoyed to become a partner family with Habitat. I tried for many years to qualify for a home, but as a single mother the financial reality was that I couldn’t afford one within Monongalia County. I have always dreamed of being able to provide my children with a home.

As a single mother, working a full-time job, and attending school full-time, it’s been challenging to find the time to put in the hours for the application and review process and the sweat-equity hours. This experience has been a challenge however very fulfilling.

I felt like I had won the lottery when I got the call that I was accepted. More people should investigate the program and apply – it certainly changed my family’s future forever. I am most looking forward to building my own home and being able to have a place where my kids will always be able come home to once they are grown.  I am excited to be a homeowner and to have a home with more space for my children.

I feel very blessed for the opportunity Habitat has provided for my family and I look forward to work alongside staff, volunteers and other partner homeowners on the construction of my home and others.

 

 

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