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‘Building on Faith’ house dedicated in Clay-Chalkville

By Gary Lloyd

CLAY — Habitat for Humanity Birmingham on Saturday dedicated a new home in the Clay-Chalkville area as part of this year’s Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity partnership, a multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership.

Jennifer Chine received the keys to her new home Saturday, April 12. The home is in the same neighborhood, Vernon Glen, as where the 2012 Home Builders Blitz took place.

“We appreciate the volunteers from area Lutheran congregations who have joined us on site over the past five weeks to help Ms. Chine’s dream of home ownership become a reality,” said Charles Moore, president and CEO of Habitat Birmingham.

Jennifer Chine
photo courtesy of Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity

The North Central Alabama chapter of Thrivent Financial and the following Lutheran congregations supported this year’s build: Christ the King Lutheran Church, Faith Lutheran Church, First Lutheran Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Lutheran Church of Vestavia Hills, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Prince of Peach Lutheran Church, Shades Valley Lutheran Church, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Solid Rock Lutheran Church, and St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Chine is attending Lawson State Community College, pursuing a degree in child care.

“Owning a home will be such a great blessing and opportunity,” Chine said. “I am so grateful for this — words cannot express what this means to me.”

On Friday, April 18, Darius Humphrey will receive the keys to his new home on Debbie Drive in Trussville in a similar build.

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