The Margie Campbell House
Habitat Cabarrus is pleased to announce that we will begin building a home in memory of our former board member, Margie Campbell. The home will be built in the Magnolia Crossing Community in Concord, NC. Construction starts in May 2019. Margie was loved by so many in our Cabarrus County community that it seemed only fitting that we recognize her in this way. Additional information about Margie and the home being built in her memory is provided below. We hope you will join us in building this home in remembrance of Margie.
Margie Campbell joined the Habitat Cabarrus board in 2014 and became a member of the Executive Committee as Treasurer in 2015 - a role she maintained for the duration of her time on the board.
Margie came to Habitat Cabarrus highly recommended as a board member. She actively supported Habitat Cabarrus by sharing her expertise with the Board of Directors and the Finance Committee. As a Certified Public Accountant, she brought a needed skill set and she provided strong financial guidance at a time when it was needed, as the affiliate had just emerged from a time of financial difficulty.
She demonstrated a strong commitment to the Habitat Cabarrus mission. Her role as a board member was to help the organization be better in all that it did, and she took that obligation seriously. Her input at board and executive meetings was always meaningful. She provided professional advice dealing with immediate issues and was instrumental in guiding Habitat's long-term strategic direction.
Throughout her time on the board, it was clear she had a heart for the organization and for the families Habitat serves. She believed in hard work and respected those families who partnered with Habitat to better their lives. Margie enjoyed participating in Habitat Cabarrus events such as home dedications and fundraisers. Margie also had a way with words and a sense of humor. Her clever and light hearted explanations often contained idioms that got her point across and brought a smile to those in the meeting.
She brought so much to Habitat Cabarrus. It is fitting we honor her legacy with the 2019 Margie Campbell House.
We at Habitat Cabarrus, would like to gratefully acknowledge the support and contributions of Margie’s family; Jimmy, Katie and Brittany as well as extended family members.
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About the Future Homeowner
Shermesha has been living on her own since the age of 17, when she got her first apartment. Shermesha and her family currently receive subsidized housing through Section 8. She has three children, Maleik (22), Kenijhae (15) and Ke’niah (11). Shermesha currently works as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Concord. Once she becomes a Habitat homeowner, she plans to focus on going back to school to become a nurse.
Shermesha has dreamt of becoming self-sufficient and owning her own home one day for a very long time. Since becoming a future homeowner with Habitat Cabarrus she has grown to understand the discipline and dedication it takes to complete the program. Rain or shine, sleet or snow, she must show up to help build a Habitat house as if it were her own. Shermesha has demonstrated an exemplary work ethic both at the construction sites and at the Habitat ReStore.
Shermesha and her children are looking forward to moving to their new home and having a fresh start. Her family now has hope for the future because of being offered a hand up to become a homeowner. Her greatest satisfaction from being in the Habitat homeownership program is that she has been able to follow through on a commitment. Since being selected for the program, she has not let anything stand in the way of her goal to become a homeowner.