A Home in Home Place

A Home in Home Place

About This Campaign

A Home for Sharifa

For Sharifa, being able to own her own home is the culmination of a very long process of finding safety for her children. This journey began over 18-20 years ago in Afghanistan, pregnant with twins and with four young children, made a difficult decision to escape war torn Afghanistan by walking through the mountains of Pakistan. Over the course of three years in difficult conditions she worked with Catholic Charities and the U.S. State Department to gain refugee status in the U.S. With the support of various refugee services in the Indianapolis area she was able to find housing, learn English, learn to drive, get a job at Walmart, buy a car and support her children. Sharifa's faith, courage and perseverance in the face of adversity have held her family together through this difficult journey. Providing for herself and her children on her small salary has been the greatest challenge but her success in this regard speaks to Sharifa's dedication, her selflessness and love for her children.

Sharifa learned about Habitat through her dear friend, Diane, who knew Sharifa's story and felt that she would be an ideal candidate for a Habitat home. The family has learned that something worth having is worth working hard for and that staying the course will pay off in the end. In order to meet Habitat's requirements for sweat equity and education and maintenance classes, she used her vacation and weekends over 2 years to meet the conditions. After this and with the help of good friends in the community, Sharifa worked diligently with Habitat to identify a location and building plan that would be suitable. The wait has certainly been worth it. The entire family is excited to see the home built and for Sharifa to take ownership.

The American Dream is becoming a reality for Sharifa and her faith and courage is being rewarded. Most importantly, she has been able to provide her children with a place that they can truly call home and feel good about coming home to.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 10530 Combs Avenue
  • Carmel, Indiana
  • 46280, USA

Title Sponsors

  • Christ Lutheran
  • enVista
  • Carmel UMC
  • Service Plus Heating and Cooling
Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County

Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County

Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County’s mission is to partner with low-income, hardworking families in Hamilton County under the conviction that every person and family deserves a simple, decent, and affordable place to live. Habitat homeowners pay interest-free, no-profit mortgages, which are used to build more Habitat houses. Because houses are principally built with volunteer labor, mortgage payments are affordable for low-income partners.

Volunteer Participant Hours Pledged
Denny Shverdecker
Denny Shverdecker
6.5
Pam Hallock
Pam Hallock
6.5
Marcus Reed
Marcus Reed
6.5
Marie Hartzell
Marie Hartzell
13
Kassandra Wiley
Kassandra Wiley
6.5
Tricia Stitz
Tricia Stitz
6.5
John Douglas
John Douglas
6.5
Brett Hamrick
Brett Hamrick
6.5
Tyler Hill
Tyler Hill
6.5
Rachel Leibforth
Rachel Leibforth
6.5
Craig Eckert
Craig Eckert
6.5
Kati Sevier
Kati Sevier
6.5
Karen Coons
Karen Coons
6.5
Kirsten Cocanower
Kirsten Cocanower
6.5
IainIain Crichton
IainIain Crichton
6.5
Emily Radecki
Emily Radecki
6.5
Hannah Obrecht
Hannah Obrecht
6.5
Kendall Williams
Kendall Williams
6.5
Robert Maci
Robert Maci
6.5
Bryan Knotts
Bryan Knotts
6.5
Kelsie Wilkins
Kelsie Wilkins
6.5
Kyle Edgell
Kyle Edgell
6.5
Kimberly Richey
Kimberly Richey
6.5
Jocelyn Rozycki
Jocelyn Rozycki
6.5
Jeni Jenkins
Jeni Jenkins
6.5
Emily Bollinger
Emily Bollinger
6.5
Lynn Jenkins
Lynn Jenkins
6.5
Aneesa Orr
Aneesa Orr
13
Nailah Orr
Nailah Orr
13
Greg Orr
Greg Orr
13
Barbie Bien
Barbie Bien
N/A
Georgia Ferry
Georgia Ferry
6.5
Rachel Ferry
Rachel Ferry
6.5
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  1. Zakir  Akbar
    Zakir Akbar gave a $26 donation
    about 8 hours ago · Like
  2. An anonymous donation has been made
    2 days ago · Like
  3. Sheila Hooker
    Sheila Hooker gave a $50 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Katherine Dreher
    6 days ago · Like
    • Nailah Orr
      Nailah Orr

      Wow! Thank you so very, very much. This means so much to Sharifa. Gid bless!

      2 days ago · Like
  4. Tamar Finley
    Tamar Finley gave a $158 donation
    20 days ago · Like
    • Nailah Orr
      Nailah Orr

      Tamar, you are amazing! Love you! Thank you, my friend.

      2 days ago · Like