Meet the Williams Family
If you know Shermon Williams, you know someone whose joy surpasses understanding. People working with Shermon are always quick to point out how positive and hard-working he is. Life hasn’t always been easy for Shermon and his family. He has had his own personal struggles. His wife, Marquetta, has suffered from Lupus since 2006 and has had frequent hospitalizations for complications of her condition. Shermon and his wife have struggled to pay hospital bills and support their three children while living in housing that wasn’t always safe or adequate for their family. Even as things seemed stacked against him, Shermon has kept his faith and positive focus. He would claim that his church is the main reason for this. Shermon has been a member of First Baptist Church in Troy for the last five years. His other passion, sports, led him to the church. Invited by his son’s baseball coach, he fell in love with the church and basically calls the church home now, serving as the janitor and maintenance man.
Troy Pike Habitat for Humanity is so happy to be partnering with the Williams family. They are an inspiration to all of us. It has already been a pleasure working with them as they have put in sweat equity on previous houses. Now it is time to help Shermon’s dream for a home become a reality for his family. The Square Foot Campaign to raise funds to build the Williams family’s home here in Troy is well underway. With continued prayers and financial support from the community, we will begin the build this summer. To purchase a square foot or make any contribution to the project click here.
Looking for an application to become a partner family?
Troy-Pike Habitat for Humanity is not currently selecting the next partner family. If you are interested in applying for a Habitat home in the future, you may view the requirements on the application below and check back later to see when the application process is open.
Troy-Pike Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry financed through private donations and utilizing volunteer labor. Our purpose is to build homes with families and sell the houses at no profit and no interest to families who could not otherwise afford a home. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Demonstrate a need for adequate and affordable housing:
Evidence that you are living in substandard housing (poor heating, plumbing problems, leaky roofs, overcrowding)
Demonstrate ability to pay:
Based on family size (for example, income for familty of four between $16,100-$26,800)
Be willing to partner:
Work a minimum of 250 hours of sweat equity per adult applicant helping to build houses, raise funds, join homeowners association, assist where needed.
Applicants must have lived in Pike County at least one year.