“I’m so proud,” Russ says quietly of this latest milestone, completing his mortgage. “Now I really own it.”
And although it’s the end of something, it’s also a beginning. His mortgage payments behind him, Russ is now retired, and he uses much of his spare time to travel. He also volunteers, giving back to Habitat at special events by providing entertainment for children. His home also sees new beginnings, as it’s still the center of family gatherings, taking “lots of abuse” as well as hosting new memories from eight grandchildren. For Russ, the completion of his mortgage is a landmark on a journey that continues forward.
The journeys that begin with Groundbreakings and Home Dedications – and culminate in mortgage completions – are only possible because of our community of support. The generosity of our supporters transforms lives.
When you give, you make a real impact on real people. Every dollar counts every day, but through June 30th, every dollar can count twice. That’s because a former board member is matching all gifts up to $50,000. Be sure to donate before June 30th to double the impact of your gift, and double the difference you can make in the lives of people like Russ.