THOMASVILLE- Habitat for Humanity held its second groundbreaking of the month this past Wednesday, where executives and community members dug into a double lot on North Stevens Street.  

The property features an empty lot, where Habitat for Humanity’s new build will go, while the home next to it will be donated to another non-profit, who can use it for a build. 

“For our model and our method, it just doesn’t make sense for us to purchase it,” CEO Rich Massa said. “We are excited to be able to give it to another non-profit for their mission, which shows goodwill and partnerships, which is really what this is all about.” 

Massa explained that Habitat for Humanity is just one small piece of the Thomasville community. 

“We build a bunch of a different homes, for a bunch of different people in a bunch of different demographics,” he said. “But, that doesn’t happen by us just sitting here and talking about it.” 

Massa said that Habitat for Humanity is only possible because of its partners such as Ace Hardware, who donated materials, and contractors, who have volunteered to help. 

“We want the community and volunteers to be a part of this,” he said. 

Massa expects this groundbreaking to only be the tip of the iceberg. 

Following the last groundbreaking earlier this month, Habitat for Humanity held its candidate orientation meeting, where nineteen individuals showed up to learn more and begin the application process. 

He said he hopes to get those nineteen individuals’ applications processed and get them involved in the Habitat for Humanity community, before next month’s orientation. 

As the numbers continue to grow, Massa said he will continue to work with the City of Thomasville on the areas they want to see homes built. 

“It’s catching on steam and we are looking forward to more,” Massa said. “We are really just looking forward to getting back in the community now that COVID-19 is over.” 

Event hosting is one of the many ways that Habitat for Humanity plans to get back into the community.  

They will be hosting a Tap Takeover at Hubs and Hops on December 10, where $1 will be given for every pint to Habitat.

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