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Habitat for Humanity celebrates holiday home dedication

Shamaica Wright stands in front of her new home on South Lime Street in Lancaster after receiving keys during a Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster-Lebanon home dedication on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. (Source: Habitat for Humanity)

Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity celebrated its newest Lancaster city homeowner over the weekend.

“We had a very nice turnout, good weather and a happy family of new homeowners,” Director of Development and Communications Amy Balestier said.

Shamaica Wright and her three children are moving into a formerly condemned house on South Lime Street that Habitat for Humanity acquired through the city redevelopment authority.

More than 300 volunteers put in 3,100 hours to renovate it over a little less than nine months. Wright herself contributed 260 hours of sweat equity.

Saturday’s dedication included a blessing of the home by Brightside Baptist Church Deacon Hosea Carter; comments from Habitat leaders and redevelopment authority board member Willonda McCloud; and presentation of the keys to Wright, along with housewarming gifts.


A large crowd of volunteers and well-wishers were on hand.

(Photos: Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster-Lebanon)