Elon Habitat chapter dedicates 28th house

The house on Hampton Court is the 167th built by Habitat for Humanity of Alamance County

New homeowner Sharrell Summers with Elon students who helped build her new house. The house was the 28th completed with the support of Elon’s Habitat for Humanity chapter. 

Habitat for Humanity of Alamance County dedicated its 167th house on Sunday, April 28 — a new home on Hampton Court in Burlington for Sharrell Summers. The house was sponsored and built by the Elon University Chapter of Habitat for Humanity—making it the 28 house supported by Elon students since the chapter’s founding in 1988.

Summers poses with her children outside her new home, which was dedicated on Sunday, April 28. 

​The new home was a group effort. Not only did Elon students take part in the project, but students from Lehigh University and West Chester University as well as volunteers from First United Methodist Church-Elon, Aramacell, Target, Mebane United Methodist Church, Walmart and the Same Day Surgery Department at Cone Health Alamance Regional Medical Center all helped build this home.

Notably, a big volunteering day took place this past January as an event in celebration and remembrance of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Students, faculty and staff spent Friday, Jan. 11 working on the house and spending time investing time in the project.

As of 4 p.m. on Sunday, house No. 167 belongs to Summers, her 4-year-old son and a 6-year-old daughter. Summers said in January that she was stopping by almost daily to put in “sweat equity” as well as take photos of progress and chat with volunteers throughout the construction process.