Jennifer Newby with husband Wardell cuts the ribbon on her new Habitat for Humanity home EVENTS
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James Family House Ribbon Cutting and Dedication

June 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg will welcome the James family to its new Newport News neighborhood during a home dedication ceremony on Monday, June 14, at 10:30 a.m.

The ceremony will be held rain or shine and streamed live here at

Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg partnered with Rotary Clubs from Hampton, Newport News, Oyster Point, the Virginia Peninsula and Warwick at City Center for the home that will be sold to Kameera James and her two young sons. James, a pipefitter for Newport News Shipbuilding, will receive the keys to the house at the ceremony.

Groundbreaking for the home took place on June 18, 2020. This is believed to be the first time that multiple Rotary Clubs joined forces to build one Habitat for Humanity home project. Together they worked to raise the funds to build the house, secured in-kind contributions and even put in their own volunteer hours on the construction site.

Every family who partners with Habitat for Humanity completes sweat equity hours by building their homes and the homes of others, as well as volunteering in the Newport News and Williamsburg ReStore. Families purchase their homes through an affordable mortgage that helps Habitat for Humanity build additional homes for qualified families.


June 14
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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