In November 2017, God placed a deep desire in my heart to build a home with Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County, North Carolina for a family in our community. It seemed like a worthy way to give back to the community who has given me so much and a way to provide a hand-up, not a hand-out.

We owe our success as a small business to our community and feel responsible to give back to Cabarrus County and its citizens to further improve our community. With hard work and perseverance we can help others overcome challenges and make our community and the world a better place. Sponsoring a home gave us the opportunity to do just that.

As I searched for more details on sponsoring a home, I found out that no single organization in Cabarrus County had ever accomplished such a goal! My team and I jumped at the opportunity to set the bar for what it means to give back to our community as a successful small business.

With encouragement and support from our clients and some of our corporate relationships, we began fund-raising in March, 2018. Not only did Erie Insurance help fund this project, but many of their employees and agents donated as well. We also hosted a fundraiser concert November 29th, 2018 with the help of our incredible commercial client, Cabarrus Brewing. It was a great success and helped further fund our endeavor.

Construction began on the home in early 2019 and we were able to participate in a number of hands-on work days as a team. It was such a blessing to be able to not only invest money in a project, but time and hard physical work as well. I believe it was a very fulfilling experience for each of our team members. Through it all, what started as an idea quickly turned into a passion to serve.

On June 18th, 2019, I presented the keys to the new home-owner, Miss Jackie Togun. Handing the keys to her was a moment I will never forget. She was so thankful to God and all those who helped and asked for prayers that she would be a good steward over the home He had provided for her.

This project could not have come to fruition without the help of many service-minded groups and individuals for whom which we are very grateful. It was beautiful to see people come together to create such an impact and to be a part of Miss Jackie’s journey to home-ownership. We thank God for allowing us to serve in such a rewarding way and hope this will inspire other companies to follow in our footsteps and sponsor their own home in the future.

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