Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty/Lake Country agents and staff
help build two Greene County Habitat for Humanity houses
GREENSBORO, GA – A total of 20 Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty/Lake Country agents and staff members volunteered for Greene County Habitat for Humanity Build Day on April 19 to make the dream of owning a home come true for two local families.
“We feel very honored to have been asked to be an active participant in building these homes,” Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty/Lake Country President and COO, Tom Martin, said. “This is something that a lot of our people have been looking forward to for sometime.”
Coldwell Banker agents and staff members worked alongside the future homeowners and other volunteers to help build two three-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch houses. Future homeowners are required to put in 250 hours of “sweat equity” to help build their own house and at least one other Habitat for Humanity home built before theirs.
The two Greene County houses sit side by side on Carey Station Road. They mark houses No. 57 and 58 constructed by Greene County Habitat for Humanity volunteers since the nonprofit organization was established in 1997, according to board chairman George Rountree.
Coldwell Banker agents and staff members helped with a number of construction duties, including sheathing and applying tar paper to the roof of one house, and measuring and marking for siding installation on both houses.
All of the Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty/Lake Country volunteers wanted to do their part to support new homeowners and homeownership in the community – any way they can. “I just feel, as a Realtor, it’s important to preserve home ownership and a give a family the opportunity to own a home,” said Lake Country Commercial Associate Broker, Ashley Goodroe.
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty/Lake Country also provided a catered lunch from Georgia Butts BBQ in Eatonton for everyone at the construction sites. For dessert, Realtor Cynthia Strother brought homemade banana pudding she made from a family recipe.
“To have so many agents and staff members volunteer their time and energy to such a caring and worthwhile cause speaks well for each of them – and their dedication to our community,” Martin said.
Keys to the Greene County Habitat for Humanity houses are slated to be given to the families in a dedication ceremony to be held on June 10, Rountree said.
About Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty/Lake Country
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty/Lake Country is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BankSouth Holding Company and is the dominant real estate company in the area. Along with Coldwell Banker Commercial Lake Country, the company now has more than 75 agents in five offices providing residential, farms and land, commercial, and relocation real estate services in six counties – Morgan, Greene, Oconee, Putnam, Baldwin and Hancock.
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