ECA/CAST Build | Barnes Family

ECA/CAST Build | Barnes Family

About This Campaign

Thank you for volunteering for this build! Your efforts will help the Barnes Family with their dream of owning a safe, decent, 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 Barnes Family. Read their bio below.

FAMILY AND CURRENT HOUSING

Teleatha Barnes applied for the homeownership program to provide her family with a permanent, safe, and stable place that they can call home for years to come. Over the past years, Teleatha and her three daughters have frequently moved between living with friends, family, and private rental properties due to overcrowding, high rent, structural problems, and life circumstances that prevented the family from achieving stability. At the time of application, Teleatha and the girls were living in a private rental that had several issues including faulty electrical outlets, difficulty heating the large, old home, and issues with the landlord not making necessary repairs and using the home to store his personal belongings. As a result, Teleatha moved into her mother’s basement and the family is now in an overcrowded, temporary living situation. Teleatha is excited to be moving forward with becoming a homeowner and providing a place where her daughters, Taliyah, Janay, and Jayla can live and grow comfortably. Taliyah is eleven and is currently excelling as a student at Early College Academy where her favorite subject is science. Six year old Janay is also very smart and Teleatha jokingly said she often forgets how young Janay is because she acts so much like a young lady. Jayla is the baby of the family at four years old and brings much joy and humor to her family as a little comedian.

A BRIGHT FUTURE

Teleatha recently selected a lot in northeast Canton and is eager for work to begin on her future home. Teleatha has been busy completing sweat equity requirements at Habitat for Humanity ReStore and on the homes of other partner families, learning construction tasks like applying blue board, hanging siding, and painting. Teleatha has also completed the House2Home education series where she learned skills to succeed financially and in her personal life. She especially enjoyed the Homeowner Maintenance Education class designed to help future homeowners learn how to best care for their new home. “I liked that [this class] was hands on,” Teleatha said, “because I learned things through doing it with my own hands.” In addition to raising her children and completing the Habitat sweat equity requirements each week, Teleatha has worked hard to provide for her family as a customer service representative at Time Warner Cable for the last eleven years. Soon, all of Teleatha’s efforts and hard work will pay off as she achieves her dream of becoming a homeowner. “This is going to be our first home,” Teleatha said, “and it will be a real blessing for us.”

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 2018 24th Street NE
  • Canton, OH 44705
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Jun 25, 2016 08:30 am to
  • Sep 10, 2016 02:30 pm
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. Through shelter, Habitat empowers. To learn more, visit habitateco.org.

Volunteer Participant Hours Pledged
Julie Neilsen
Julie Neilsen
6
Tom McGee
Tom McGee
6
Theresa Piccirillo
Theresa Piccirillo
6
Marcia Biggie
Marcia Biggie
12
john sypek
john sypek
6
Jack Peak
Jack Peak
6
Eric Hulme
Eric Hulme
6
Jerry Nuzum
Jerry Nuzum
6
michael savage
michael savage
6
John Harris
John Harris
6
Bea Petroski
Bea Petroski
6
Tony Marino
Tony Marino
6
Doug Neilsen
Doug Neilsen
6
ALICIA JONES
ALICIA JONES
12
Brittany Wright
Brittany Wright
6
Jeremy Wright
Jeremy Wright
6
michael savage
michael savage
6
Amy Conn
Amy Conn
6
Chris Deliz
Chris Deliz
6
Cynthia Giavasis
Cynthia Giavasis
6
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THE BARNES FAMILY
Teleatha, Taliyah (11), Janay (6), Jayla (4)

FAMILY AND CURRENT HOUSING
Teleatha Barnes applied for the homeownership program to provide her family with a permanent, safe, and stable place that they can call home for years to come. Over the past years, Teleatha and her three daughters have frequently moved between living with friends, family, and private rental properties due to overcrowding, high rent, structural problems, and life circumstances that prevented the family from achieving stability. At the time of application, Teleatha and the girls were living in a private rental that had several issues including faulty electrical outlets, di culty heating the large, old home, and issues with the landlord not making necessary repairs and using the home to store his personal belongings. As a result, Teleatha moved into her mother’s basement and the family is now in an overcrowded, temporary living situation. Teleatha is excited to be moving forward with becoming a homeowner and providing a place where her daughters, Taliyah, Janay, and Jayla can live and grow comfortably. Taliyah is eleven and is currently excelling as a student at Early College Academy where her favorite subject is science. Six year old Janay is also very smart and Teleatha jokingly said she often forgets how young Janay is because she acts so much like a young lady. Jayla is the baby of the family at four years old and brings much joy and humor to her family as a little comedian.

A BRIGHT FUTURE
Teleatha recently selected a lot in northeast Canton and is eager for work to begin on her future home. Teleatha has been busy completing sweat equity requirements at Habitat for Humanity ReStore and on the homes of other partner families, learning construction tasks like applying blue board, hanging siding, and painting. Teleatha has also completed the House2Home education series where she learned skills to succeed  nancially and in her personal life. She especially enjoyed the Homeowner Maintenance Education class designed to help future homeowners learn how to best care for their new home. “I liked that [this class] was hands on,” Teleatha said, “because I learned things through doing it with my own hands.” In addition to raising her children and completing the Habitat sweat equity requirements each week, Teleatha has worked hard to provide for her family as a customer service representative at Time Warner Cable for the last eleven years. Soon, all of Teleatha’s e orts and hard work will pay o  as she achieves her dream of becoming a homeowner. “This is going to be our  rst home,” Teleatha said, “and it will be a real blessing for us.”

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