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Stories: Meet Our Families

Through shelter, we empower. Meet some of the families who have partnered with Habitat to build or improve the places they call home.

Ernest and Shirley's Story

Ernest and Shirley received home repairs through Memphis Habitat's Aging in Place program.

Everyone deserves the opportunity for a better future.

“Thank God for Habitat, because they did for us what we couldn’t do.” – Ernest, Aging In Place program client

Ernest and Shirley have lived in their home for more than 30 years. The home originally belonged to Shirley’s mother, and it’s become a keepsake for them. They raised their children in that home, hosted family parties and built a lifetime of memories there. 

Imagine standing inside your home and one day looking up and seeing the sky, without anything in the way. Nothing to keep the weather out. And one more thing to keep you up at night. That’s what happened to Shirley and Ernest.

Watch the video below to learn more about how
Ernest and Shirley were helped by Habitat!

Based on a study by The Plough Foundation, more than 7,900 Memphis-area seniors need major repairs to stay in their homes. We created our Aging in Place program to address these issues. Since 2015, you have helped us serve more than 350 local seniors – allowing them to keep living in their own homes.

But we still need your help. More seniors need YOUR help.

Everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live, a place where they can build their future. Every gift makes a difference. Please give today to help more families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Posted by Jessica Hord at 4:25 PM
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