Habitat Townhouses Dedicated

Two families own their own homes in Glenwood Mews.


Asli sits with her grandfather Ali Yassin as the preparations are finished for the Habitat for Humanity house dedication last Friday afternoon in Glenwood Mews.


Mitch Opalski, president of Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors and Dr. Carl A. Rush, the pastor at Bush Hill Presbyterian Church tour the newly completed Yassin home.


David Himes, former president of the Board of Directors, lowers his head during the blessing.


The pastor of Bush Hill Presbyterian Church, Dr. Carl A. Rush, welcomes new homeowner Abdelhadi Bagdad.


The Yassin family: Deqa, Asli, Shukri, Nasro and Ali.

On a bright sunny day, Nov. 30, two families' lives were forever changed. Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia’s Glenwood Mews town homes were dedicated to the Yassin and Baghdad families. The Baghdads and Yassins received the keys to their new homes after working for months to build them alongside volunteers.

The dedication started with an opening prayer given by Dr. Carl A Rush, Pastor of Bush Hill Presbyterian Church. A presentation was given to the sponsors of the build and Hayden Kwast and Karen Warkentien, House Leader presented the keys to the homeowners.

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia has been working in the community for over 15 years and has built 53 homes. The affiliate is currently constructing a 120-unit condominium in Fairfax.

To learn more about Habitat's work, visit www.habitatnova.org.