Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity dedicates 47th local home

the Murrays received the keys to their new house on Saturday. Photo by Janie Lackman

The Murrays received the keys to their new house on Saturday. Photo by Janie Lackman

LowCountry Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 47th home on Saturday, this one located on St. Helena Island; officially turning the keys over to the Murray Family.

The house on Paulik Place was dedicated on Saturday and the keys officially turned over new owners Aaron & Shakinna Murray. The Murrays are realizing the dream of home ownership after actively taking part in the construction with some 250 hours of sweat equity put in by the husband and wife team. 

“It is making our dream a reality,” Aaron said.
“It’s a fairy tale turning into a reality,” Shakinna added. “It wasn’t easy and I wanted to give up at one point but the other family partners, our support partner and Habitat encouraged us to keep working on the sweat equity hours and here we are today…new homeowners.”
 
“Today is such an important day for us.  It feels like a wedding.  I’m nervous but excited all at the same time.”

The young married couple is hoping to start a family and to begin building a bright future in their new home.  They couldn’t be happier to own a safe, decent affordable home and take pride in the work they accomplished to get to this point.

LowCountry Habitat congratulates the family on this huge accomplishment and wishes them the best of luck as they turn one dream after another into a reality.

Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.  Habitat ReStores were developed to provide Habitat affiliates with another income stream for building houses while providing a place where still useful building materials and supplies can be recycled and gently-used home furnishings can be resold to new owners reducing the burden on local landfills.

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Lowcountry Habitat president Chip Houston is embraced by Aaron Murray after the dedication on Saturday. Photo by Janie Lackman

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