Seneca Habitat to dedicate new home on Saturday

“Well, we have another house done!” Menzo Case, President of Habitat for Humanity Seneca County proudly announced the completion of its 10th project. The press and public are invited a home dedication at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 29th. The dedication generally takes about 15 minutes.For the past nine months, scores of volunteers have worked to rehabilitate a four-bedroom home for Christine Smith and her family. Smith and her two sons worked along with the Habitat volunteers, putting in the required “sweat equity.” The interior walls of the 100-year old home was stripped down to the studs and rebuilt to make it handicapped accessible. A deck was added in the rear of the home and new front steps and sidewalk installed.Smith will move into the house and pay rent until the mortgage is closed, which will be before March 31, 2013, Case said.With the completion, of the Waterloo house, Habitat for Humanity of Seneca County is seeking a family for its 2013 project. Applications are available from Habitat for Humanity Family Selection Chair Sandra Ferrara at Generations Bank.Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build homes or renovate existing homes to create decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. Mortgage payments received by the affiliate are used to build more homes.Habitat for Humanity of Seneca County, NY, is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 400,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 2 million people.

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