On Sunday, August 19, 2018, Melissa Feaster, a Patient Care Technician on New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Progressive Care Stroke Unit, became a homeowner.
Over the past 4 months, Melissa and her NHRMC coworkers worked side-by-side to make her dream of owning a home a reality.
From the day of the groundbreaking on April 14, NHRMC employees spent around 1,200 hours working to build her home. Melissa alone spent hundreds of hours working on her own home and other Habitat for Humanity Homes to qualify for the program.
The 2018 Habitat Build marks the eighth home that we have sponsored in partnership with Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Program.
NHRMC employees volunteered weekends to work on the house under the guidance of experts from Habitat for Humanity. We are so pleased to see that work pay off, and for Melissa to get the keys to her new home.
Melissa has two teenage daughters with college aspirations, and she looks forward to owning a home in a neighborhood with easy access to a beautiful park and pond.
Helping Habitat for Humanity provide affordable housing to those who need it is just one of the ways we live out our mission of Leading Our Community to Outstanding Health.
For this project and many other across our community, our Mission Corps connects our employees to volunteer opportunities where they can make a difference.
We are already looking forward to breaking ground on our next home with Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity.