Singleton Build

Singleton Build

About This Campaign

Thank you for volunteering for this build! Your efforts will help the Singleton Family with their dream of a safe, stable, and affordable home. We look forward to having you out on the work site. We promise your volunteer experience will be fun! 

Get to know the Ward - Singleton Family. Read their bio below.
Ashley Ward and Devon Singleton, Sr.
Destiny (7) | J’mere (6) | Devon Jr. (4) 

Family and Current Housing: 
A common theme among families in Habitat’s homeownership program is the desire to acquire a safe, decent, and affordable place to raise their children and live as a family. This is certainly the case for future homeowners Ashley Ward and Devon Singleton. The couple currently resides in a Stark Metropolitan and Housing Authority (SMHA) duplex in Canton with their three children Destiny, J’mere, and Devon Jr. Although the home does not have any major structural issues, it is located in a neighborhood that Ashley and Devon do not feel is a safe environment for raising their children. For example, there is a railroad running directly behind their home which poses a safety concern as the children play outside. Ashley and Devon also shared that their small duplex has become quite crowded for their family of five and that they long to have a place where the children can play outdoors in their very own backyard. The couple has several family friends who are Habitat homeowners, and after seeing a flyer promoting the homeownership program, Ashley and Devon decided to apply and pursue their dream of owning their own home through Habitat for Humanity. 

A Perfect Fit:
When deciding which lot to select for their future home, Ashley and Devon were hoping to find a location that would allow their children to continue to attend Heritage Christian School in Canton. The couple is thrilled with its excellent educational opportunities and how all three children have excelled while attending this school. In fact, Destiny, who is in 2nd grade, recently won a spelling bee and speech competition. Not only will the couple’s new home allow the children to stay at Heritage Christian, it is within walking distance of the school – a fact the children are thrilled about! 

Looking Ahead:
Like so many people in the Habitat program, Ashley and Devon will be the first in their families to ever own their own home which they recognize is a huge accomplishment. They are also very aware of the difference it will make to purchase and own their home at a young age. In addition to raising their children and fulfilling the Habitat sweat equity requirements each week, Ashley and Devon both work to provide for their family. Ashley has worked at Walthers Café for three years and Devon is currently employed at Winking Lizard. Their hard work and determination will soon pay off, and they couldn’t be more excited and grateful. “If it wasn’t for Habitat we would probably have kept renting and living as we were,” Ashley said. “But we want the best for our children, and that’s why we entered this program and are trying to achieve better for our family.”

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 1207 Dueber Ave SW
  • Canton, OH 44706
  • USA
Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio

Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio

Serving Stark, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Harrison, and Jefferson Counties, Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio is driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. To learn more, visit habitateco.org.

Volunteer Participant Hours Pledged
christina augustein
christina augustein
6
Aimee Belden
Aimee Belden
6
Joseph Kennen
Joseph Kennen
6
Mindi Schweiss
Mindi Schweiss
6
Bob
Bob
6
Lonnie McGhee
Lonnie McGhee
6
Tim Hudec
Tim Hudec
6
Cassandra White
Cassandra White
6
Joseph Kennen
Joseph Kennen
6
Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson
6
David Harrison
David Harrison
6
Taylor Schauer
Taylor Schauer
6
Andrew Haney
Andrew Haney
6
Jessica Wagoner
Jessica Wagoner
6
Marlene Wakefield
Marlene Wakefield
12
Connie Gallion
Connie Gallion
6
Adam Lintz
Adam Lintz
6
Ta-Tiana Jackson
Ta-Tiana Jackson
6
vic vaccani
vic vaccani
6
Amanda Reardon
Amanda Reardon
6
Shunteva Burks
Shunteva Burks
6
Beth McGaha
Beth McGaha
6
Joseph Schauer
Joseph Schauer
6
Jenny Schlichting
Jenny Schlichting
6
Rod Gamble
Rod Gamble
6
Cassie Brown
Cassie Brown
6
Katelynn Linerode
Katelynn Linerode
6
Julie Jenkins
Julie Jenkins
6
Roberta Muoio
Roberta Muoio
2.5
Efren Castilla-Espinoza
Efren Castilla-Espinoza
2.5
Javier Castilla-Espinoza
Javier Castilla-Espinoza
2.5
Oralia Castilla-Espinoza
Oralia Castilla-Espinoza
2.5
Cristina Hernandez
Cristina Hernandez
2.5
Juan Hernandez
Juan Hernandez
2.5
Ken Varn
Ken Varn
2.5
Megan Roberts
Megan Roberts
6
Aldo Mendez
Aldo Mendez
2.5
Chelsea Butler
Chelsea Butler
6
Todd Adams
Todd Adams
6
Juan Sarmiento
Juan Sarmiento
2.5
Sunshine Williams
Sunshine Williams
6
Maverick
Maverick
6
Shawna Toyoda
Shawna Toyoda
12
Robert Pattison
Robert Pattison
6
Craig Davidson
Craig Davidson
6
Radu Popescu-Novac
Radu Popescu-Novac
6
David Kane
David Kane
6
Phil Zbasnik
Phil Zbasnik
6
Jon Lobos
Jon Lobos
6
Ed Ward
Ed Ward
6
Aaron Ward
Aaron Ward
6
Jason Harris
Jason Harris
6
Kert Limpert
Kert Limpert
6
Dan Scarberry
Dan Scarberry
6
Yunus Abass
Yunus Abass
6
Jordan Smith
Jordan Smith
6
Ron Morrow
Ron Morrow
6
Michael Stanfar
Michael Stanfar
6
Eric Wolfe
Eric Wolfe
6
Richard Householder
Richard Householder
6
Karena Vana
Karena Vana
6
Rondell Potts
Rondell Potts
6
MIke Eberle
MIke Eberle
6
Bryan Dayton
Bryan Dayton
6
Melody Jones
Melody Jones
6
Karie Sattler
Karie Sattler
6
eric croston
eric croston
6
Chad Sponseller
Chad Sponseller
6
Brian Brooke
Brian Brooke
6
Zack Click
Zack Click
6
Earl Breese
Earl Breese
6
Greg Christopher
Greg Christopher
6
Katie Schmitz
Katie Schmitz
6
Shannon Blankenship
Shannon Blankenship
6
Anonymous
Anonymous
6
Amy Wyler
Amy Wyler
6
Christina Garcia
Christina Garcia
6
Matthew Ungashick
Matthew Ungashick
6
Sherry Morris
Sherry Morris
6
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About Volunteering at Habitat for Humanity


Welcome.

Thank you for volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, believing in our mission, and supporting one important vision - to end poverty housing in your community. Here are some really important next steps and things to know about your upcoming volunteer day. 


What is a typical work day like?

8:30 a.m. | The work day begins. Please arrive a few minutes early so you can sign in and learn the day’s tasks and safety procedures.

10:00 a.m. | Short break and devotional. (A snack will be provided.) 


12:00 p.m. | Lunch break. NOTE:  Habitat does not provide lunches. Please have each volunteer bring his/her lunch. If lunch is being catered for the group, include enough food for the Habitat site supervisors, staff, and family. Adding five additional lunches will be sufficient.


2:30 p.m. | The work day ends.


What should volunteers wear?

You should wear appropriate clothing for the weather and the task. You could get hot, cold, sweaty, dirty, and dusty, and your clothes may get torn or stained. Your feet need to be protected, so closed toed shoes are required – no sandals! If your task is roofing, you must wear long-sleeved shirts and pants. No matter what, shirts must be worn at all times.


What should volunteers bring?

Water or Coffee | There will be water provided on the site, but bringing your own water is always a good idea. It is very important to stay hydrated on hot summer days. Please feel free to bring additional beverages, such as coffee, with you to the work site.


Hat and Sunscreen | If you will be working outside you’ll need to protect your neck and face from sunburn. Bring a hat and/or sunscreen.


Bandana | A bandana is great for wiping sweat from your face or soaking it in water to help cool you down.


Gloves, Tool Belt, and Nail Apron | Habitat has a limited number of these items available, so if you have your own, please bring them.


Personal Tools | Habitat provides tools for the task of the day. However, feel free to bring your own tools, such as a hammer, tape measure, carpenter’s pencil, utility knife, or speed square. Make sure to label all your tools!


A Positive Attitude | Plan on having fun while putting in a hard day’s work. Remember the purpose for which you are volunteering – to build a quality home for a hard working family in need.


Worksite Courtesy and Safety

Smoking | There is NO SMOKING on any Habitat volunteer site.  If you must take a smoking break, please step away from the site.


Safety is our first priority | We’re not in a hurry. We’ll take the appropriate time we need to build the house as carefully as if it were our own -  with the best craftsmanship possible and in compliance with all applicable codes.


Pay Attention | The best way to ensure safety for all workers is to be aware of your surroundings, at all times. You need to look out for your fellow volunteers like they are looking out for you. If you see a potentially dangerous situation, let the Site Supervisor or someone know immediately. It’s also important to pay attention to the safety talk given at the beginning of your work day.


Protect Yourself | It is for your safety to wear any safety equipment provided to you by Habitat. This will depend on the scope of work for the day. In most cases you will need to wear eye protection and gloves. If you are framing a new home, you will be required to wear a hard hat. If dust bothers you, please wear a dust mask. Masks, gloves, eye protection, pants, and long-sleeved shirts are necessary when insulating.  If working outside, remember to protect yourself from the sun.


Follow the Site Supervisor | On each job site, the Site Supervisor is the boss. There may be other ways to perform a specific task, but we do things the Habitat way. Once the Site Supervisor makes a decision, please follow his/her directions.


Respect | Please show respect to the building and environment with which you are working. Please take care of the tools and return them to the proper place when finished. We do our best to conserve building  materials. We ask that you do the same. Respect your fellow volunteers. Work together, especially when cleaning up for the day, picking up trash and securing materials and tools.  


Learn | Most people that volunteer with Habitat are learning on the job. It is a great experience when you learn something new and are able to teach someone else. Learn as much as you can during your volunteer experience. You’d be amazed at the new things you’ll learn!


Thank you for building homes, communities, and hope.

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

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