Community generosity goes a long way with Habitat

Published 9:46 am Friday, September 9, 2016

Recently, because of the generosity of a multitude of community volunteers, Habitat completed the construction of its fourteenth house in Lincoln County. This endeavor required teamwork, coordination, many hours of volunteer labor and generous material donations by local businesses. The construction of this house, for a truly deserving local family, would not have been possible without the help of the community. The purpose of our local chapter, Habit for Humanity of Lincoln County, is to provide a “hand up” to a qualified family by providing them with a newly constructed home; that family in return participates through “sweat equity” in the construction, and subsequently pays for the cost only of the house and the lot. The volunteer efforts and the donated materials toward the house construction keep the cost at an affordable price for the family. This entire process, involving local businesses and volunteers from all walks of life, is a shining example of what this community can accomplish as we work in unity for the betterment of our fellowman. A very special thanks to all the individuals, groups and businesses for their participation in this worthwhile project.


Pete Corkern

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