Press release from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity:
On Wednesday, May 29th at 4:30PM, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will hold the fourth wall-raising in its new community in Swannanoa. The construction of this home is made possible due to a bequest from the estate of Evelyn DeVries and the dedicated partnership of Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.
Evelyn DeVries and her husband, Sam, were long-time members of Habitat’s Giving Club, contributing to the construction of six Habitat houses every year. Both Evelyn and Sam also held a number of positions at Warren Wilson College between 1934 and 1976. To honor the memory of the DeVries family and to celebrate their importance to the Swannanoa Valley, this home will be built in memory of Sam and Evelyn.
This also marks the fifth home that Bank of America/Merrill Lynch has sponsored with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. This year, the company doubled its commitment, contributing $20,000 towards the build! Bank of America/Merrill Lynch will also send volunteers to help build the home.
The future homeowners, Stephanie Arrington and Cassie Cagle and their two children, will be joined on Wednesday by friends and supporters to raise the first wall of their future home. The Arrington-Cagle family will purchase this 3 bedroom/1.5 bathroom Green Built NC Certified home with a 0% interest mortgage held by Habitat.
About Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
Celebrating 30 years, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has welcomed 246 Buncombe County families to safe, decent and affordable houses since 1983. Habitat homes, which are Green Built North Carolina certified, are sold at no-profit to partner families, who pay back a no-interest loan. The non-profit also offers a home repair program for low-income homeowners. Visit ashevillehabitat.org for more information.