The Sisters and members of the SCN family raised $8,780 to build the Pittsburgh “House of Charity.” The recipient of the house, Nicole Lovell, 32, is a single mother of 13-year-old Coleen and 8-year-old Devante. Nicole’s third child, son Glenford (12), passed away in November after a 2-month battle with encephalitis. At the time of her application, Nicole was renting a one-room apartment but had to move back in with her mom because she could no longer afford the rent. She and her two surviving children lived with her mom and the many other relatives who reside in the house (as many as twenty at times) until the “House of Charity” was completed.
Nicole is a hard-working individual who yearned for a fresh start and a place of her own. Now that she has a home of her own, Nicole will also benefit from the education component of Building for Change. The program will offer her empowerment and a place of support as she deals with her son’s death and continues her efforts to support her family.