Great things never came from comfort zones.
Born and raised, Elexecia has always called Murfreesboro home. She and her siblings grew up downtown in low-incoming housing. Her family was very close and often relied on one another for care and guidance.
As a child, Elexecia enjoyed playing with her friends and running track. She had dreams of finishing school, owning her own restaurant, and being a homeowner. However, to help support her family, Elexecia joined the workforce. As years passed, Elexecia continued to work hard and began raising her own family. Even though there was a rhythm to her life that she was comfortable with, Elexecia longed for a change.
Elexecia tried to buy a home but she did not make enough income to qualify for a conventional mortgage. It wasn’t until Elexecia saw two family members become homeowners that she started to dream of new possibilities. With the encouragement from her family, she decided to apply to the Habitat Program. The first time around she was not accepted. She did not give up but took the necessary steps and reapplied in 2016. Elexecia was so happy when she received the news that she was now a future homeowner in the Habitat Program.
For the first time in a long time, Elexecia truly feels like the possibilities are endless. She is currently employed at Carlex, working on her GED, attending her homeowner education classes, putting in the required sweat equity, and is excited to start her home build. The home will be built in LaVergne and her family agrees a new city is just what Elexecia needs to continue on this exciting journey. She has future plans of taking businesses classes and owning her own soul food restaurant.
Elexecia and her family would like to thank Nissan for providing both the funding and volunteers to help build her home. She would like to thank her Aunt Kathy for being her Habitat role-model and her Habitat family for constant support and encouragement. The children are looking forward to having their own rooms, Elexecia is hoping to have a garden for the delicious food she cooks, and the entire family feels blessed to have a new beginning.
Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity is blessed to build 8-10 houses a year as well as several Neighborhood Revitalization and Home Repair projects. We build in Murfreesboro, Smyrna and LaVergne Tennessee.
Companies, pleasse contact us to have your staff and employees be a part of a Habitat for Humanity Build! Great employee bonding and community service experience! Contact Melissa Cross: cell – best #: 615-603-5395 or 615-890-5877 x. 110