Reed Vohhold, retired Coast Guard, and his wife of 43 years, Michele, became the first couple to move into Veterans Village in Umatilla, one of 13 homes being built for military members, veterans, or widows of veterans.
More than 100 people attended the dedication of the Vohhold home, including U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster and Lake County Commissioners Sean Parks, Tim Sullivan, and Leslie Campione.
“Our vision is to be able to create quality homeownership,” says Kent Adcock, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, builder of Veterans Village. “Habitat, probably more so than any other organization, has the capability of leveraging dollars so we might be able to provide quality affordable housing.”
Construction of the Vohhold home was made possible by numerous volunteers and house sponsors RoMac Lumber & Supply and Watson Realty.