Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Chatham-Kent.

Habitat for Humanity is hard at work in Wallaceburg.

After a year-long delay because of the pandemic, ground has been broken on the organization’s latest build on Bethel Road.

The property will soon be home to Melanie Dramnitzkie and her two children, Terri and Rhonda.

“I am in complete shock and overwhelmed with so much joy as I never thought this could be possible,” Dramnitzke says.  Habitat for Humanity is doing so much more than just building a house, they are building a strong foundation to help me better my future.  I can’t thank them enough for helping me make my dreams become a reality.”

There was no official ground-breaking ceremony because of COVID restrictions. Officials say a small ceremony with the partner family will be held when it’s safe to do so.

Habitat families aren’t required to make a down-payment on their home, there’s no interest paid on the mortgage, and it’s geared to income. The families are also heavily involved in the building process.

This is the seventh Habitat home build in Chatham-Kent, and second in Wallaceburg.