EXIT Realty’s 14th corporately sponsored build blitz to be held in April

EXIT Realty Corp. International and Habitat for HumanityThe team at EXIT Realty will be heading to Columbia, SC in April for its 14th corporately sponsored Habitat for Humanity home build.  Real estate agents from the state and across the continent are invited to swing a hammer to make the dream of homeownership come true for Debora Lewis and her son, Ben.  

Debora and 23-year-old Ben lived in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at the time they were approved for the Habitat program, but due to poor living conditions both in the unit and the neighborhood, they had to vacate and are living temporarily with Debora’s oldest son.

Ben is mentally disabled and has trouble sitting still. He would rise in the middle of the night and walk around the apartment complex without Debora knowing – she constantly worried about his safety.  Debora suffers from osteoarthritis and is primarily wheelchair bound. Unfortunately they were living in an upstairs unit and climbing the stairs was exhausting. Even though they had lived in the same unit for more than ten years, the landlord denied their request for a downstairs unit. 

Debora can walk for short periods of time but eventually she will be totally wheelchair bound which is why Habitat will be building her home with a handicap accessible ramp.  

Even with their disabilities, both Debora and her son have managed to earn "sweat equity" hours and partner to the fullest with Habitat for Humanity. She is very excited to finally have a home that is comfortable and will meet the special needs of her family. 

"EXIT Realty is proud to play a part in providing a safe and accessible home to Debora and Ben," said Christine Ireborg, EXIT Realty’s liaison with Habitat for Humanity.  "And I’m looking forward to meeting them in person in April!"

EXIT Realty associates can log into the EXIT Resource Center to register to participate in the one of the Build Blitz shifts April 15-18th and April 22-23rd. 

A portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT Realty Corp. International is applied to its charitable fund and to-date, more than $1.68 Million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity in both Canada and the U.S. 

 

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