In the past few days Royal Poinciana welcomed two new residents with a 30 year interest free mortgages via the CRA, Habitat for Humanity and the NSP2 grant. Each had to put in 400 hours of sweat equity after work, during weekends to their already busy schedule, to satisfy the program which they qualified for.
They worked along with the many volunteers doing construction work, painting, getting on top of the roof, etc. This is now, how they have a vested interest in their home and in our Lake Worth Community. There are corporations that bring a whole crew in for a day or perhaps college kids on break, come en mass to work on a house where ever the need is at the moment.
They are welcomed by community organizations with gifts that make the new beginning less daunting. Anyone remember the Welcome Wagon? Sometime there are tears, and other times just stunned amazement that they have accomplished something so momentous. No one said it was easy. Out of each new group that gets indoctrinated into the program there is a greater than 70% attrition rate. One ceremony that I find touching is “hands on the house” with a prayer. Where all the occupants come forward including guest and dedicate the house.
The ribbon cutting followed by the keys being handed to the deserving owner wraps up the home dedication then everyone in attendance is invited in.
- Two Assistant Store Managers
- Three Cashiers
- Two Warehouse Workers
- One ReStore Truck Driver
- One Assistant Driver
Editors note. radio show is listed for Sat. however I caught it on talk radio 8 a.m. Sunday morning.