AC thieves don't stop Lowcountry Habitat from dedicating three homes

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Not only were a couple of air conditioner thieves not able to stop LowCountry Habitat for Humanity from dedicatiing new homes, but Habitat was able to do something it had never done before: dedicate three new homes on the same day.

In case you missed it, a couple of winners stole the air conditioning units from the Habitat homes earlier this month. But that didn't stop the local agency which provides affodable housing for the northern Beaufort County community.

The units near Penn Center are the 35th, 36th and 37th homes built by the LowCountry affiliate, resulting in the provision of affordable housing for over 130 individuals since 1990.

Donors and volunteers joined the celebration on April 16 as the keys to houses were presented to new homeowners Angela Legree, LaSaundra Holmes and April Redd. 

Legree, an assistant manager at McDonald's on Lady's Island, along with her four children, moved into a house co-sponsored by the Fripp Island and Harbor Island communities.

Holmes, and employee of the Beaufort County Disability Services, along with her two sisters - one of whom is permanently disabled - and her three children, moved into a four-bedroom home sponsored by the Spring Island Community.

Redd, an employee of the Beaufort County Emergency Management Division, along with her two children, moved into a home sponsored by the Dataw Island Community.