On January 4, 2018, Dorchester Habitat for Humanity presented the keys to the Baker family to celebrate their newest Habitat home built in Dorchester County. At the Home Dedication, Leander Baker and her family were welcomed into their home on Rambo Drive in Summerville. Non profit organization Volunteers, home sponsors, and dignitaries were in attendance to celebrate the 59th family that Habitat has helped into homeownership.

Leander Baker and her three daughters, Victoria, Elizabeth and Isabel, have eagerly anticipated the day they can finally call 322 Rambo Drive their home. They contributed over 400 hours of “sweat equity” working on the construction of their home, partner families homes, in the ReStore and at Habitat events. Leander makes monthly payments towards her interest-free mortgage, which in turn will go toward building more Habitat homes.

“We are blessed to have completed our sixth Habitat home on Rambo Drive. Leander always showed up with a smile on her face and her positive attitude was contagious to everyone who came out to the build site. Homeownership is now a reality for Leander and her family. None of this would have been possible without our home donors and the numerous dedicated volunteers who gave generously of their time and skills each week”, says Dorchester Habitat Construction Supervisor Bob Barnett.

Major partners who contributed significant funds and/or material donations toward the completion of this home include: Dow, Valspar, Schneider Electric, Quoizel Lighting, Yale Locks, Whirlpool, Blanchard Equipment Rental, RLA Associates, PA, Redfish Engineers, LLC, Ann Graves, Gary Bailey, Bob Young, and the Eagle Scouts.

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