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Habitat for Humanity of Oshkosh to dedicate new home

5:20 PM, Feb. 19, 2013  |  Comments
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Habitat for Humanity of Oshkosh will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony and home dedication on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. for their 23rd new home built at 419 Bowen St. Habitat welcomes the community to join them as they celebrate with the Taylor family.

The Taylor family is getting ready to move into their new home in the coming month. "My wife and I want a place for us to call home so bad that if given the opportunity to gain a home through Habitat for Humanity, we would dedicate every ounce we have to build and maintain it so that the home wasn't just home, it was part of our family," stated Michael Taylor in their application.

In addition to completing 500 hours of sweat equity, the family will purchase the home from Habitat, repaying a zero interest mortgage. Habitat for Humanity's mission is to build simple, decent, affordable housing for families in need, giving them a "hand up" rather than a "hand out."

The construction of this home wouldn't be possible without Habitat's house partners: Thrivent Financial, the John E. Kuenzl Foundation, City of Oshkosh and Wells Fargo.

Habitat will also be recognizing their dedicated volunteers that have committed over 1,300 volunteer hours to make construction of this home possible! Habitat relies almost entirely on volunteers in the building of their homes.

Habitat will begin construction on a new home starting this spring. Volunteer opportunities will be available throughout the spring, summer and fall. Please call (920) 235-3535 or email info@habitatoshkosh.org to learn more.

By Keri Ewing

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