West Chester Home Dedications

On Saturday, September 17, community supporters, sponsors, and dignitaries alike converged in the East End of West Chester to dedicate the final two Habitat homes in Bolmar Place. Habitat volunteers broke ground in July 2015 on the final twin of this fourteen home community at what was once the site of the blighted brownfield property. Thanks to sponsors Westminster Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, the funds and volunteers were in place to complete the homes in less than one year!

Though this dedication marked the end of the West Chester build, it was a joyous event that included prayer and many insightful speakers, including church volunteers; Chester County Department of Community Development Director, Pat Bokovitz; West Chester Mayor, Carolyn Comitta; and Senator Andy Dinniman.

Senator Dinniman reminded the crowd “how blessed we are that God has allowed us to participate in the repair of the world,” but that ultimately, prayer must become action. Later, Mayor Carolyn Comitta presented the homeowners with “keys to the borough.” She said she views the keys as “keys to a healthy future for West Chester,” which these homeowners represent.

After the ceremony, attendees were welcomed into the homes and treated to a plethora of food and a meet and greet with the new homeowners.

We are proud of the work of the entire community throughout this West Chester build and hold a special place in our hearts for these last two homeowners. We wish them and all of our West Chester homeowners much happiness and success in their newly completed community.

2015 Home Dedications

Holiday Home Dedications

UPDATE: Thank you so much to everyone who joined us on Saturday, December 19, as we welcomed Portia, Tasha, and their children home for the holidays. The dedication was attended by volunteers, sponsors, local politicians, organizations, and businesses whose help made the construction of these homes possible.

A special thank you to our speakers and sponsors: Pat Bokovitz and David Norwood from the Chester County Department of Community Development, Phil Conard from Bentley Systems, Regina Lewis from Coatesville Area Partners for Progress, Coatesville City Council President Linda Lavender-Norris, SNC Lavalin, and Voya Financial.

We wish these ladies and their families a beautiful Christmas and holiday season in the comfort of their new homes.