Holidays, faith reward Nicholson with home
By By Lisa Tindell
The living room of April Nicholson’s home held only a fully decorated Christmas tree recently as she awaited the arrival of furniture and the laughter of children.
Volunteers with Escambia County Habitat for Humanity were on hand to dedicate the home for the Nicholson family Dec. 6 allowing the family to begin moving in just in time for the holidays. Nicholson has two children, Tyrese and Markel.
Nicholson said patience and faith have brought life lessons through the work done on the house.
Stephanie Walker, a member of the ECHFH Board, presented Nicholson with the keys to her home along with a symbolic mortgage note.
Terrence Breckenridge, ECHFH building committee member, presented a hammer to the family to remind them of the work done on the home.
Amanda Hines, president of the Escambia County Habitat board, said she was pleased to be a part of the dedication of the home for such a wonderful family.
After a prayer of blessing by Dr. Forrest B. Lett, pastor of First Greater Baptist Church in Cantonment, Fla., and uncle of Nicholson, the family cut the ribbon at the home and entered as homeowners for the first time.
For information on how to volunteer with the Escambia County Habitat for Humanity, contact the office at 867-0095 or at the organization’s Web site, www.escambiahfh.org.