Fanetta – Hamico Foundation – Completed

Stability is something that Fanetta craved for herself, but more so for her 6-year-old son, Thaddius. When she was a child living with her mother and two sisters, the family often moved around from one rental dwelling to another. “The last thing I want to do is have him bouncing like I was bouncing because I hated that,” she said.

And while those “bouncing” days are a thing of the past, Fanetta’s looking forward to settling down for quite a while in her new Habitat home. Her house is being sponsored in part by Hamico Foundation. and will be located in the historic Glass Farm District.

A former co-worker told Fanetta about Habitat. And since becoming a Partner Family, she said her journey toward homeownership has been a rewarding one – especially when construction started on her house. “I really enjoyed pulling up my walls. To visually see that,” she said. “They unload the walls off the truck and then they bring them out and lay them in place. Putting those walls up really made my day! It put things in perspective.”

Fanetta was also fascinated to see longtime Habitat volunteer Diane Barnes lead her wall-raising effort. Diane and her husband, Don, have actually led thousands of volunteers in building walls for all of the Affiliate’s homes for some 20-plus years. Fanetta said at one point during her wall raising, someone suggested Diane had been a little “off” on one of her measurements. “Diane said,

Absolutely not!’,” Fanetta chuckled. “To me, it just looked like a bunch of wood pieces lying there, but to her (Diane), she could see it (the finished product) and she knew exactly where everything would go.”  While some folks get excited about the smell of a new car, Fanetta said, “I’m looking forward to smelling the fresh aroma of a new home!” These days, she’s been mulling over decorating ideas, and  pondering all of her color options.

A full-time caregiver at the Helen Ross McNabb Center, Fanetta said she’s not exactly sure what her future holds but trusts it will be great. She’d like to continue her college education once she and Thaddius have settled into their new place.  “I’m just asking the Lord to show me what it is You would have me to do in life. I need that insight sometimes from the Lord so I can make that final decision and know I’m making the right decision.”

So far, Fanetta’s been traveling down the right path and the best is yet to come!

Funding provided by:

Hamico Foundation

City of Chattanooga

Department of Economic and Community Development

Andy Berke. Mayor

Additional funding, support, Services or Materials provided by:

Chattanooga Area Volunteers

Daughters of the American Revolution, Chief John Ross Chapter

DOW Chemicals

The Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Chattanooga Chapter

The HART Gallery

Square D

State Farm Insurance -Hamilton Co. Agents

St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church

Two Men and a Truck

Valspar Paint

Whirlpool Corporation

Yale Locks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fanetta was also fascinated to see longtime Habitat               volunteer Diane Barnes lead her wall-raising effort. Diane and her husband, Don, have actually led thousands of volunteers in building walls for all of the Affiliate’s homes for some 20-plus years. Fanetta said at one point during her wall raising, someone suggested Diane had been a little “off” on one of her measurements. “Diane said, ‘Absolutely not!,’ ’’ Fanetta chuckled. “To me, it just looked like