NNS Shipbuilder Volunteers Build House

Press Release
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Habit for Humanity Key Handover Ceremony: Photo credit NNS

Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division recently dedicated its 11th Habitat for Humanity house in Hampton.

NNS has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg since 2002 to build homes for families in Hampton Roads.

Ron Murray, NNS' vice president of quality and process excellence, presented the house keys to Shereen Wynder and her daughters, Shakira and Treasure.

"While this house was built by the hands of shipbuilders, it will be filled with the heart of the Wynder family and the many people who have volunteered their time leading to the construction of this beautiful home," Murray said.

In the picture:

Also participating in the dedication ceremony were Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors President David L. Hancock, Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board Commissioner Steve Brown and other city and business leaders.

A team of NNS volunteers began building the 1,400-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in Hampton in January.
"I am so excited to finally own my home," Shereen Wynder said. "I am actually looking forward to paying a mortgage instead of paying rent."

Habitat for Humanity partners with area families, local government, businesses, faith groups, schools, associations and individual volunteers and donors to build safe, decent, affordable homes and also to repair homes for lower-income families.

In the picture: Ron Murray (front left), Newport News Shipbuilding's vice president of quality and process excellence, watches as Treasure Wynder cuts the ribbon to her family's new home. Behind Treasure are her sister and mother, Shakira and Shereen Wynder. Also pictured (left to right) are Michael Lee, vice president, United Steelworkers Local 8888; Shereen's father, Teko Wynder; the Rev. Cecil Collier; Steve Brown, Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority; David Hancock, president, Habitat for Humanity board of directors; and NNS employee Jeremy Scicchitano.

 

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