The Shook Home

Watauga County Habitat for Humanity celebrated the dedication of a new home for Lisa Shook and her son Cody at a ceremony held on Grandfather Road Oct. 9th, 2016.

Watauga County Habitat staff, volunteers, supporters and Shook family, friends and church members gathered for the event, held on a cool, sunny afternoon below Grandfather Mountain.

The home is the 26th residence built by Watauga Habitat.

“My eyes have been opened at how many wonderful and good people that there are out there in the world,” said Lisa Shook. “Sometimes when you feel alone, you see how many people are out there behind you and trying to help you.”

“I struggle with ways of trying to figure out how to thank everyone that has put in their time and effort here to help us,” she said. “I’m really blessed and so appreciative of everybody and everything and the whole Habitat organization.”

The event also included remarks from Mike Coston of State Employees Credit Union. The Shook home was part of an effort by Habitat for Humanity North Carolina and SECU to build a home in each of the state’s 100 counties.