St. Elizabeth Healthcare and its associates have built a Habitat for Humanity home for a fellow worker and her family.
The project wrapped up in April with a blessing and a dedication celebration at the new home in Covington’s Latonia Lakes neighborhood.
Over the past four months, more than 770 St. E associates and their families and friends came together to build this home. St. Elizabeth quickly became Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati’s largest volunteer organization by accumulating 2,557 volunteer hours on this home alone.
“A Habitat home is more than bricks and mortar. It’s opportunity,” said Garren Colvin, St. Elizabeth president and CEO. “Each day within our hospitals and physician offices, we have the privilege to provide extraordinary care to our patients and fellowship to our co-workers. But together, we helped makes someone’s dream a reality.”
Habitat for Humanity does not give away homes; it sells them to families in need. Each Habitat partner family helps build its own home with fellow volunteers, then purchases the completed home with a 20- to 30-year mortgage.