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50 Homes and Counting for Habitat

The 50th home, which is located at 137 South Spring Street in Madisonville, will be presented to an Abnormal Vascular Malfunction (AVM) survivor, Jeff Jones, as well as his wife, Sheila, and children—Kaleb, 14, Josh, 11, Laura, 10, and Sam, 5. 

As Jeff told iSurf News in an interview posted on September 24th, “I’m getting a great home for my family. I really want to give a big ‘thanks’ to Habitat For Humanity for all that they’ve done to help us.”

To view the entire interview with Jeff, please click the following iSurf News link: AVM Survivor to Receive New Habitat Home.

iSurf News spoke with Habitat’s Executive Director, Heath Duncan, and found out more on the upcoming 50th home dedication as well.

“We’re going to have the dedication/open house on December 3rd at 1pm,” said Heath, “and we’re hoping to have a big turnout. This is a big deal and we’d like to have as many people come out as possible. We’re going to have the Jones family there along with their youth minister and minister, too.”

After working as Habitat’s Executive Director for nearly 4 years, iSurf News asked Heath how he feels about the accomplishment, to which he replied, “It’s definitely a milestone for us. It’s something we’re definitely proud of. We are a non-profit organization, but we are busy, we work hard, and we feel like we do a great thing for the community. We’re definitely proud to have the opportunity to sell our 50th house. We’ve built 19 houses since 2006, so that’s pretty good activity for a non-profit organization.”

“We’ve been so blessed to have the community’s support in the form of volunteering, materials, money, and all the things it takes to do what we do,” said Heath. “I just want to say ‘Thank You’ to Hopkins County for making it all possible. The activity we’re able to have due to their help produces about $15,000 a year in County taxes. So not only are we trying to eliminate poverty housing, but we’re also giving back to the community, too. Every donation to Habitat helps us to build another house, which usually places a family and a home on a lot that was not producing tax money prior to the Habitat house being built and purchased—and all of that is made possible because of Hopkins County’s support of Habitat.”

Hopkins County’s Habitat For Humanity seeks support in the form of both volunteers and monetary donations all year long as well, so if you would like get involved with a great community-based organization, please give them a call at (270) 825-1565 or pay them a visit at 43 South Daves St. in Madisonville. Additionally, you may also send inquires or donations to Habitat For Humanity by mail at PO Box 47, Madisonville, KY 42431.

To view Hopkins County’s Habitat For Humanity website, click the following address: http://www.hopkinscountyhabitat.org/index.html.

Luke Short
iSurf News

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