In an effort to support a worthwhile cause, Lakeside Title Company donated all its services for the settlement of the recent Habitat for Humanity Howard County home.
This build was called the Apostles Build as 12 congregations were to each raise $12,000 toward the costs of construction.
This Elkridge property is now home to the Ali family, refugees from Somalia. Their tale is truly amazing. This family trekked from Somalia to Uganda with no food or water to escape the Somali coup.
To view the video of this family’s struggles and wonderful outcome here in Howard County, click on this link: http://howardhabitat.org/
As with all Habitat for Humanity families, they must apply to be selected and they must volunteer at least 500 hours of sweat equity either on the job site or with office assistance. For this particular build, applications were accepted at Wilde Lake High School. They were then reviewed by a family selection committee.
The home, a 3 bedroom, 1,100 square foot single family home with a walk out lower level was one of the larger homes Habitat has constructed.
Khalid Ali, his wife and their six children now live in a wonderful new home and with the generosity of Lakeside Title Company, they did not have to pay any of their settlement expenses at this June’s settlement. Raina Rath of Lakeside’s Columbia office actually did the settlement.