Athens Area Habitat for Humanity dedicates Bishop Home in partnership with P.E.P.
February 20, 2016 (Athens, GA) — Athens Area Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 84th Habitat home built in the Athens area on Saturday February 20, 2016, 3pm at 145 Carter Street. First Presbyterian Church, Ebenezer Baptist Church West and the Presbyterian Stu-dent Center at UGA joined to sponsor and build the home as the PEP Partnership.
The home was built by and for Godwin and Melissa Bishop and their two sons. The Bishop home dedication is significant because it continues Athens Area Habitat for Humanity’s mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. About 50 people including family, friends and supporters attended the home dedication for the Bishop family on Saturday at 3pm, with lunch provided by Beachwood Chick Fil A. Attendees heard from speakers Rev. Dr. Carol Strickland of First Presbyterian Church, Mellissa Link ACC Commissioner of District 3, Homeowner Godwin Bishop, Rev, Dr. Winfred Hope and Athens Area Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Spencer Frye.
“The PEP Partnership is an inspiring collaboration that highlights once again the great works that can be accomplished when people of diverse backgrounds join together for a common cause.” says Athens Area Habitat for Humanity’s Executive Director Spencer Frye
Athens Area Habitat for Humanity builds simple, decent houses with the help of the partner families and sells them to qualifying families at no profit and no interest. Homeowners must repay the cost of building their home with no interest charge and 100% of the mortgage payments going towards the funding of future Habitat houses. Athens Area Habitat for Humanity, an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is an ecumenical, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of substandard housing in Clarke, Oconee, and Oglethorpe counties in the state of Georgia.