From Janet Bates, Director of Marketing
On May 31st, I had the pleasure of attending the Dedication Ceremony for the Edisto Habitat for Humanity house that CF Evans helped to sponsor. During the dedication I was given the opportunity to say a few words and present the homeowner, Ma’kedda Bowman, with a bible. We learned how engaged Ma’kedda has been during the build, even helping out at the Habitat store as often as she could. Bowman works at Allied Air, another sponsor of the build, and I was very grateful to be able to stand alongside them as a supporter of this great organization. Being witness to a young family seeing their dream of owning an affordable home turn into a reality was truly a privilege. My remarks from the ceremony are below.
“It is such a privilege and an honor to be here today. Our company was founded almost 70 years ago by a man, Clarence Felder Evans, whose values to this day, are at the core of everything we do: we believe in building strong relationships, being true to our word, and always doing what’s right. Our employees are driven by a need to create communities, to create them physically with the apartments we build, and to create them with each other, and in the areas in which we build.
Every year our employees help to decide where our charitable donations will go and they ensure that those organizations help us fulfill our purpose of creating communities. Habitat for Humanity was an obvious choice and it is our pleasure and privilege to be involved with this wonderful organization in our backyard, fostering a strong relationship between our employees and Habitat’s volunteers and families, and helping to create this beautiful community and this beautiful home.
Ma’kedda, I would like to present you with this Bible, and to give with it, the prayers and best wishes from all of us at CF Evans, for a home filled with love and blessings.”
Find a local build to get involved with here.