software development tools vendor Developer Express partnered with NOAHH to
raise the first wall of a new home built for New Orleans native Datoya Lockett.
DevExpress signed on to sponsor the building of the house in conjunction with
their attendance at the 2010 Microsoft TechEd Convention, of which it was a
platinum sponsor last year.
Lockett is pursuing the dream of homeownership with New Orleans Habitat for Humanity.Lockett is a graduate of McDonough 35 and is
currently pursuing a nursing degree.She
works at a local New Orleans hospital while she achieves her dream of owning a
great to see a sponsor partnered with a family and the success that comes from
the construction of a new home,” stated Jim Pate, executive director, New
Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.
On Thursday, June 3, NOAHH dedicated the home of Ticara
Hawkins at 4728 Dodt in New Orleans East. Hawkins grew up in New Orleans East
and lost everything to Hurricane Katrina. After returning from her relocation
in Georgia, she returned to New Orleans and to a Hilton hotel for a year and a
half. Now she will be moving into her new Habitat home.
The home is sponsored by the Fund for Humanity, which is
generated by the homeowners who are paying back their mortgages on the Habitat
homes already built in the New Orleans area.
Hawkins says she wants to own a reception hall for wedding
planning, birthday parties, baby showers, and other events, and now that she
owns a home, she will start on realizing her other dreams.