Dorchester Habitat for Humanity’s 69th home

Tamika Quattlebaum became the proud new homeowner of nonprofit organization Dorchester Habitat for Humanity’s 69th home at the beginning of 2020. This is an accomplishment for many reasons but at the center is still the core of our mission, to provide hope for a hardworking family who needs decent and affordable housing.

Originally from Ridgeville, Tamika has 4 children, ages 22, 16, 14, and 8, and one grandson, 3 years old. Her oldest daughter will soon begin veterinarian school in Georgia or North Carolina. Family is the biggest motivator for Tamika to save and build her future home.

“I really look forward to having more family time in my own place,” she said. “But I also want to support my family better financially; it’s really a struggle when you’re living check to check.”

Tamika has loved all the construction experience and meeting volunteers and team members while working on her sweat-equity hours.

“It really is rather fun to learn this new skill,” she laughed. “I love it!”

She is most excited about decorating her new home for Christmas one day.

“I love Christmas trees and lights,” she said. “Decorating with my kids will be so special for me.”

Please contact us if you would like to take part in this momentous build for Dorchester Habitat, meet Tamika or find out when her home dedication will be.


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