Habitat house is now home

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Photos by DIRK SHADD | Times

Rolanda Lawrence, in the company of volunteers, puts her hand on the door of her new home during a Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County dedication ceremony Wednesday. The Lawrence family helped build the St. Petersburg home alongside volunteers from the Valspar Championship golf tournament. A donation from Copperhead Charities came from proceeds from the 2015 Valspar Championship. At top is the Lawrence family, from left, Chiara Sims, 21, holding her baby, Malaya McCray, 10 months old; Rolanda Lawrence; and Carlos Williams, 15.

Rolanda Lawrence and her family prepare to occupy their new home in St. Petersburg made possible by Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County and the Valspar Championship community. The build was made possible by a donation from Copperhead Charities. The proceeds came from the 2015 Valspar Championship.

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