Fulton County Habitat for Humanity held 18th groundbreaking Friday

Fulton County Habitat for Humanity held its 18th groundbreaking on Friday.

The ceremony was at 1016 Monroe St in Rochester. Cameron and Aubrey Skiles plan on making the future home a foundation to their growing family of five.

Skiles says she is thankful for the opportunity Habitat for Humanity has given them to be first-time homeowners.



Fulton County Habitat for Humanity is a local affiliate of the international organization which builds and rehabilitates homes for community members in need of affordable housing. Volunteers with the organization donate labor, materials, and money for the project, allowing the cost of constructing and rehabilitating homes to be kept low.



Fulton County Habitat for Humanity Vice President Ryan Utter opened the ceremony,. Solid Rock Church Pastor Todd Rhymers provided the opening prayer to bless the grounds. 

During the ceremony Family Support Chair Marci Murphy presented the Skiles family with the 'Gold Hammer.' A Habitat for Humanity tradition, the hammer symbolizes how Christians may disagree on many religious points, yet come together to agree on a nail and use of a hammer to manifest love and helping community members.