SANATOGA PA – The keys to a residence in Walnut Ridge Estates on Buchert Road, which local volunteers helped to renovate during early October, will be turned over Friday (Nov. 13, 2015) to the new home owner and her family in a 3 p.m. dedication ceremony, according to Elizabeth Bowers, development director of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County.
Habitat identified the recipient as Sherell Tremble, a mother of three, who has worked in health care for more than 14 years. She’s “elated to achieve the goal of home ownership,” Bowers said. The home is one of more than 5,700 vacant or abandoned properties nationwide donated by Bank of America to more than 300 non-profit groups.
Habitat houses are sold to partner families like Tremble’s at no profit and are financed with affordable loans. A family selection committee chooses homeowners based on their level of need, their willingness to partner in the program and invest time and work into building their home, and their ability to repay the loan.
Tremble is “no stranger to hard work or helping others,” Bowers noted.
To qualify, Bowers said Tremble put in more than 200 hours of “sweat equity” by helping with the rehab efforts. She also attended financial literacy classes as part of Habitat’s Almost Home program, worked in the Habitat ReStore in West Norriton PA, and is serving as a mentor to other Habitat families.
Toop photo from Google Images; lower photo from Bank Of America