In September 2018, Coles County Habitat completed our 38th home for our newest family, Amber Pedigo and her sons, Benjamin & Henry. 

A special thanks goes out to all of our volunteers and construction site supervisors, Zach Whitley & Butch Thompson, for their incredible dedication in completing the home!  96 volunteers worked over 1,500 hours on building this home!  Along with Habitat's longtime loyal volunteers, dozens of new individuals signed up to volunteer and 5 groups including Charleston High School’s Habitat Chapter, Country Financial, EIU's Habitat Chapter, Lakeland College’s Construction Class, and Mattoon Precision.

Habitat extends our deepest gratitude to the following donors for their significant financial contributions in supporting this build:

Country Financial – $3,000 

First Christian Church – $7,171

Mattoon Precision – $1,380

Wells Fargo Advisors – $11,250

We also want to recognize our generous donors who provided in-kind professional services &/or materials for the home: 

Carstin Cabinets – (countertops)

Hild Landscaping – (landscaping) 

Legacy Roofing & Restoration LLC – (roof)

Olmsted Brothers – (insulation)

R.D. Becker Valuation LLC – (appraisal)

Showalter Electric – (electrical)

Finally, a warm thank you to Carolyn Adkins & Corrine Joyner, for being Amber's partner family support team.  

For more information on Habitat's work, please contact our office at 217-348-7063.

Meet Habitat's 38th Partner Family

Amber Pedigo of Charleston


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.

Coles County Habitat for Humanity (CCHFH) is thrilled to announce our 38th partner family, Amber Pedigo.  Amber has lived in Charleston for the past nine years and is employed at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.  She is the mother of two incredible sons, Benjamin and Henry.  Amber is planning to pursue a career as a nurse.  She was recently accepted into Lake Land College's Nursing Program.

Amber is excited become a part of the Habitat family.  CCHFH along with the family will be building a new home located at 616 N. 4th Street beginning in April.  The home is expected to be complete in September. 

Anyone interested in volunteering for the build can contact Melissa McDaniel at the CCHFH office at 217-348-7063 or by email at  


Habitat's 38th Home - Pedigo Family