|North Carolina Department of Public Safety|
The House that Probation Built
|LEXINGTON – Bernadette Hanna and her two children received the
keys to their new home on Sunday, June 24. It was a very special day for
Hanna and the dozens of volunteers from Community Corrections Division III
and the North Carolina Probation and Parole Association who worked to
build the Habitat for Humanity house.
More than 150 Community Corrections employees volunteered on Thursdays and Fridays to for two months to help build the home - many more than were needed to finish the project. "It was a great experience for those willing volunteers and we hope to do it again next year," said NCPPA Division 3 Chairperson Nancy Woodard. "We recognized the value of tangible results for our hard work. In the human service field, we often do not get to experience that."
||Many of the volunteers who worked on the house attended the
dedication and watched as Judicial Division Chief Roselyn Powell presented
the keys to Hanna. Everyone attending thought it was thrilling to see
Bernadette so excited and appreciative.
Habitat for Humanity engages a recipient in a very lengthy training process as well as, requiring equity hours of construction. Each volunteer walked away with a greater appreciation for their own good fortune and the personal satisfaction of knowing they had helped someone who is committed to a better life for her family.
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