Moorhead, MN (October 2, 2015) – Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity (LAHFH) has completed their 51st home – a Thrivent Build.
On October 5th at 6:00pm, volunteers, Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent representatives, Moorhead City officials, and, of course, the excited partner family will gather at 1232 44th Ave S to honor the hard work, the generous financial backing and the community support that made this home possible. A brief ceremony is planned for 6:00pm with a tour of the home to follow. The homebuyers are more than a little eager to move into their new home. They have completed over 250 hours of “sweat equity” helping to build the home, a basic tenet of Habitat for Humanity. They will repay the no-profit mortgage over a period of 30 years, illustrating Habitat for Humanity’s objective to give families a “hand up” rather than a “hand out.”
The partner family for this home is a single mom and her 3 kids. Ms. M overcame a childhood surrounded by abuse, drugs and alcohol. She now uses that experience at her job at another local non-profit where she helps disabled adults and at-risk homeless youth. Ms. M currently lives in a trailer home that is falling down around her. She has enjoyed participating in the Partner Family Education classes and learning construction skills while helping to build her and other Habitat homes.
Neighbors, volunteers, and sponsors are welcome to come meet the family and tour the home.
WHAT: Home Dedication
WHEN: Monday October, 6th at 6 pm
WHERE: 1232 44th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560