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Farmville area Habitat holds groundbreaking ceremony

Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity held a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday on Andrews Drive in Farmville for its newest home build for Lisa Scott-Hicks, who is working in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and USDA Rural Development to achieve her dream of becoming a homeowner.

When asked how having her own home made her feel, Scott-Hicks said, “It will give me more options. I feel like I will have a place to call my own.”

As part of a Habitat partner family, Scott-Hicks is putting in “sweat equity,” working alongside volunteers to build her home and assist with other Habitat projects. Helping others is nothing new for Scott-Hicks. For many years, she served this community as a special education instructional aide at Prince Edward County Schools.

“Mrs. Scott-Hicks is a blessing to others, and now God is blessing her with this new home,” a family spokesperson said.

For 25 years Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity has served with one clear mission — to put God’s love into action. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. For more information or to volunteer visit www.farmvillehabitat.org or call the office at (434) 394-3001.