It’s been one year since you joined the local community for One Community | One House to help Frank and Emma rebuild their home. Thanks to your support, they were able to move into their beautiful, new home earlier this year.

After their move-in, Emma mailed Habitat a lovely thank-you note, expressing her gratitude for the community’s support. Please take a moment to read the note (below) and see the impact you had on this very special couple!


We have lived in our new home a little over a month now. It’s beautiful and decorated so beautiful too. We’re getting used to it more every day. We thank you for all you have done for us. You will be richly rewarded for all the nice things you do to help people. We have met some very caring and nice people through Habitat. We made a lot of new friends that we will always remember. Saying “thank you” just doesn’t seem enough, but we do thank you from the bottom of our heart. May God richly bless each one of you.

Thank you,

Frank and Emma

About Frank and Emma

Natives of Guilford County, Frank and Emma McCraw built a life together in their modest two-bedroom home on the McCraw Family homestead. Together, the couple raised their three children in the home and lived a very simple life. Now in their golden years, Frank and Emma were looking forward to enjoying a quiet retirement – their home having been the one constant throughout their lives.

However, life so rarely goes according to plan, and Frank and Emma were beset by tragedy when one of their daughters passed unexpectedly in October of 2019. Two months later, the couple again found themselves in the unbearable position of burying a child when their son, Jerry, passed away from cancer.

Just one day after burying Jerry, Frank and Emma lost their home, and most of their possessions, in a fire.

Through One Community | One House, Habitat Greensboro, and Pleasant Garden Baptist Church worked in partnership with numerous contractors and designers to rebuild Frank and Emma’s home.