Kevin Campbell | February 19, 2014

Last Saturday (the day after Valentine’s), we celebrated the culmination of a very special partnership between Coastal Federal Credit Union and the Koledji family building a home near Triangle Town Center that the Koledji’s will purchase and realize their long-held dream of becoming homeowners in the U.S.

The Koledji’s emigrated from Africa to New Orleans and were displaced when Hurricane Katrina struck that city in 2005.  They evacuated on a plane that headed to Raleigh and they have spent the past 9 years seeking an opportunity to buy a home in which to raise their family.  “All in God’s timing,”  Mrs. Koledji said numerous times.  Thanks to the generous partnerhship of the Coastal Federal Credit Union family---board members, staff members, and credit union members—that beautiful new home was dedicated on Saturday.

At the dedication, the Koledji’s presented Coastal and Habitat each with a festive Valentine’s balloon and a greeting card.  Here’s the card they gave to Habitat, in one word simply and humorously describing how they feel about their opportunity for a simple, decent place of their own!


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Kevin Campbell

Former President/CEO

Kevin Campbell, former President/CEO of Habitat Wake, is a recognized leader in service to the goal of affordable homeownership in Wake County and around the world.  His unwavering professional commitment to Habitat for Humanity and its vision – a world where everyone has a decent place to live - goes back nearly 30 years. Follow him on twitter at @kevinhabitat.