by Bob Pepalis / Appen Newspapers
November 05, 2008 MILTON - Another four families should be moving into homes this week that they helped build.The families were part of the latest projects at Centennial Village, Habitat for Humanity North Georgia's North Fulton site in Milton.Habitat, families and sponsoring companies and organizations dedicated town homes 10 through 13 in the planned 29-townhome development off Ga. 9 between Windward and Deerfield parkways Nov. 1.Each family has to work on their own house and on other Habitat builds as part of the agreement to buy their home. Sweat equity is considered as important as paying back the relatively small, interest-free mortgage.
Families and sponsors included:• Anthony and Soila Franklin and their five children: The UPS Foundation.• Darren and Tykeesha Pettit and their five children: The Bankers' Build, with Bank of North Georgia, Flagstar Bank, Crescent Bank, Keyworth Bank, Security Bank of North Fulton, Alpharetta Community Bank and Providence Bank.
Ipswitch and United Healthcare also helped sponsor this build.• Kim Gilmore and her four children: Cisco Systems, Verizon Wireless, DataScan Technologies, the MetLife Foundation and State Farm.• Khalid and Ikram Bouanani and their two children: Opus Philanthropy Group.