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Lexington Habitat for Humanity to dedicate new home on Georgetown Street at 4 p.m. on Saturday


Lexington Habitat for Humanity will celebrate the completion of Isaac Lameke and Estella Hamenyimana’s home with a dedication this Saturday (Aug. 10) at 4 p.m. at 697 Georgetown Street in Lexington.

Home dedications are a time to celebrate the family achieving their dream of homeownership and recognize all those who helped make it possible. The highlight of this celebration will be when the family is handed the keys to their home after two years in Lexington Habitat’s Homeownership program.

Lexington Habitat for Humanity will celebrates the completion of Isaac Lameke and Estella Hamenyimana’s home on Saturday. (Photo provided by Lexington Habitat)

Faced with violence and displacement as a result of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Isaac and Estella came to Lexington in 2010. The couple is optimistic about the life they are building in this community, despite the disruption they have faced.

They look forward to sharing their home with their four children and pursuing more education once they are settled. They say, “We don’t have enough words to describe how much we appreciate this program.”

This home is being built thanks to the Disciples for Habitat/Thrivent Faith Build partnership which brings together Thrivent Financial Services and several local churches including Antioch Christian Church, Central Christian Church, Crestwood Christian Church, East Second Street Christian Church, Lafayette Christian Church, Providence Christian Church, South Elkhorn Christian Church, Twin Pines Christian Church and Woodland Christian Church.

“Lexington Habitat’s ministry is easier because of wonderful families like Isaac and Estella’s,” said Rachel Smith Childress, Lexington Habitat CEO. “In addition to dedicated homebuyers, sponsors and volunteers are vital to making quality, affordable homeownership possible. We are grateful to have wonderful partners like the Disciples for Habitat and Thrivent Financial Services.

“These long-term supporters put so much into the community, and are truly committed to improving the lives of everyone in it.”

From Lexington Habitat for Humanity


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