​Ground Blessing at 612 Wabash, Kicking off the Newest Build

More than 50 leaders, funders, donors, friends and volunteers of Coles County Habitat for Humanity gathered around the foundation at 612 Wabash on July 9th for a beautiful ground blessing to start off the newest build. Aisha Crowe, Habitat's newest partner family, has lived in Mattoon for the past three years and is employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield.  She is the mother of four amazing children, three daughters, Samantha Hunter, Destiny and Trinity Crowe and one son, Kayne Crowe.  Her two oldest children are grown and have children of their own.  Aisha’s two youngest daughters, Destiny and Trinity, still reside at home.  Destiny will graduate from Mattoon High School this year and plans to attend Lakeland College's Construction program.  Trinity attends Mattoon Middle School.  

Aisha and her daughters are grateful and humbled to become a part of the Habitat family.  CCHFH along with the family will be building a new home located at 612 Wabash Ave.

Build days take place each Saturday beginning July 15th and continue until the house is complete. We anticipate that the build will take four months.  Anyone interested in volunteering for the build can contact Melissa McDaniel at (217) 348-7063 or colescountyhabitat@consolidated.net.

We would like to specifically thank our special guests Mayor Tim Gover, City of Mattoon; Pastor Steve Hayes, First Christian Church; Carolyn Cloyd, Executive Director, United Way of Coles County; Ed Dowd, Executive Director, Mattoon Chamber of Commerce, for attending the ground blessing.  Thanks also to Ida Cockrum (Former Habitat Board President) and Rich Crackel, the partner family support team.

We have an ongoing build every Saturday until the house is complete! If you're interested in volunteering please contact Melissa by email at colescountyhabitat@consolidated.net or by phone at (217) 348-7063.


Coles County Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry welcoming all people dedicated to improving  living standards within its community.  The organization strives to enrich quality of life by building and preserving safe, affordable housing for qualified families and individuals through education, networking and community partnerships.