Melissa Terry is all smiles after cutting the ribbon on her new Habitat home.

Our Towns Habitat dedicates new home in Statesville

Posted at 12:38 PM on Jul 11, 2019


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Melissa Terry, her adult nephew and stepson were welcomed home earlier this week by Our Towns Habitat for Humanity staff and volunteers to Partnership Way.

Partnering with Our Towns Habitat, the Statesville-resident contributed 400 sweat equity hours and attended home ownership classes to receive the key to her new home with an affordable mortgage.

The three-bedroom, two-bath home was sponsored by Publix Charities, Trinity Episcopal and donors who attended the Statesville Hopebuilders luncheon.

In the family’s previous home, the trio nearly paid as much for rent as they do in utilities.

As Terry recounted the many things she’s most excited about in having a home of her own, she shared what she’s looking forward to the most.

“Each Friday my family meets for prayer service at my sister’s home in Cornelius,” said Terry. “I’m so excited to host the weekly prayer service at my new home to praise God for making a way for me to become a homeowner with the help of Our Towns Habitat For Humanity.”

Terry always says, "If nobody loves you, I do."

"My reason for telling people this is because sometimes all people need to know is that they are loved to keep from giving up on life and their dreams," she explained. “Things do get better and people do care because Our Towns Habitat is proof of that,” she added.

Since its inception, Our Towns Habitat has assisted over 350 individuals and families become homeowners and completed more than 300 critical repair projects to help elderly or disabled homeowners stay in their homes.

About Our Towns Habitat for Humanity

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) organization bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope in North Mecklenburg and Iredell Counties. Habitat homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. In addition to new home construction, Our Towns performs critical home repair services to alleviate serious health, life and safety issues. To learn more, visit

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