Habitat for Humanity Photos: Completion & Dedication

Two weeks before the dedication ceremony, red Virginia clay topsoil is spread around the nearly completed house, as the final stage of the building comes into sight: landscaping.

The crowd gathering for the Dedication Ceremony on a sunny Saturday, December 9, 2000.

David Neumeyer, Lynchburg Coordinator of the Soulforce/Habitat Build huddles with Ex-Mayor Pete Warren, as the crowd gathers for the Dedication.

Mary Adams, Director of the Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity, exclaims her amazement at the smelting pot of diversity that came together to build this house, and who now gathers for the Dedication ceremony. What a vision of hope!

Diana Westbrook presents a Proclaimation from Soulforce to the Hintons, as one of many smiles is created from within.

As the crowd cheers, the keys are handed over to the proud owners by Tom Van Valkenburg.

The ribbon is finally cut with Habitat Volunteer Manager Doug Fields, and Director Mary Adams, looking on, as the crowd cheers again. Thankyou, for the vision of the Rev. Dr. Mel White, and the hard work of Soulforce and Friends from around the world, and in cooperation with the Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity: "We dedicate this home as a symbol of love and cooperation between a family, a community of builders, and a community dedicated to justice for all of God’s children."