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Habitat for Humanity Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Golds Family in Prattville

By Andrew Edwards

Staff Writer

The Habitat for Humanity of Autauga and Chilton counties gathered at 932 Lower Kingston Road on Friday, February 28th for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Golds family’s new home.

The family of seven, which consists of Kristi and John Golds along with their five kids, has been on the waiting list to have a home built in the Prattville area for the past year and a half.

On Friday that dream of a new home became a reality as Kristi, with four of her children, were present at the offical groundbreaking with members of HFHACC and donors.

“I can’t express how excited we are to have this home built. Today is truly a blessing,” said Kristi Golds. “We’ve enjoyed working with Habitat for Humanity through their fundraisers. We’ve also helped them build two other houses as well and enjoyed being a part of those builds,” Golds said.

 Deon Johnson, Exeutive Director for HFHACC, had a few words to say about the concerted effort of all those involved in the project.

“We are so excited about this new begining for the Golds family, but none of this would be possible without our donors as well as the City of Prattville with their cooperation in the project,” Johnson said.

Representatives from RMS and Westervelt were present at the groundbreaking. Westervelt will be supplying the lumber for the build.

Johnson says the build will offically begin on April 4th, with build days taking place every Wednesday and Saturday after that date. She says the project is expected to be completed in early July.

HFHACC has helped to build 43 houses between the two counties.