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Habitat for Humanity Seeking Partner Families

Local Habitat for Humanity organizations are seeking applications from prospective partner families who wish to apply for the next Habitat for Humanity home. Dean Byers with Marshall County Habitat for Humanity told WKVI that applicants must have a housing need and adequate income to make a mortgage payment, but that’s not all; they must also be willing to partner with the organization and help construct the home as well.

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Habitat for Humanity Receives Huge Donation from Alco

A hefty donation has gone a long way in filling the shelves for Starke/Pulaski Habitat for Humanity, as Steve Morrison of Habitat told WKVI that Alco is donating nearly $40,000 worth of hardware to the organization. Morrison explained that Alco is changing their hardware supplier, so any hardware they have in stock is being donated to Habitat for Humanity.

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Kokomo Company Salvaging Items From Old SCEDF Building

Knox residents may have noticed a construction team working on the old movie theater building on Main Street, but don’t worry – that building isn’t being torn down yet.

Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Charles Weaver told WKVI that a well-known Kokomo company has expressed interest in removing salvageable items from within the building at 4 N. Main Street, which was once home to a movie theater as well as the SCEDF office.

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Thousands Of IU Health Employees Build Framing For Homes

Thousands of Indiana University Health employees helped build the framing for more than 20 homes yesterday. IU Health Starke County employees were building framing for Henryville while IU Health La Porte built framing for a home in Kingsford Heights.

The employees were assisted by volunteers and local Habitat for Humanity members. The work was done during the hospital’s Day of Service commitment.

Habitat for Humanity officials say this one day of work goes a long way toward improving the lives of more than two dozen Hoosier families in need of their own space.

IU Health was named among the “Best Hospitals in America” by U.S. News and World Report. The hospital system has received the award for 14 straight years.

IU Health Employees To Build Panels For 25 Homes

IU Health Starke Hospital and IU Health LaPorte Hospital employees will be building panels for 25 homes in celebration of Habitat for Humanity of Indianapolis’ 25th Anniversary.

The assembly begins Friday, May 18th and volunteers will be working in one-, two- or four-hour shifts building panels for the homes. You are welcome to help in the process. Volunteers will receive a Habitat for Humanity/IU Health t-shirt. Light refreshments and sunscreen will be provided.

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Habitat For Humanity Doing Good Work in Marshall County

The Habitat for Humanity of Marshall County Restore sells discount building supplies, with the proceeds helping to build the next habitat home. Manager Steve Guriel explained where the proceeds go.

“All the proceeds go toward funding a house,” said Guriel.

According to Guriel, the items are all donated.

“Everything here is donated. We do offer a tax donation receipt if they do want one,” said Guriel.

Habitat for Humanity is a non profit ecumenical Christian housing ministry that works in partnership with people in need to improve the conditions in which they live.

Many of their donated items came from people who are remodeling their homes. They also receive tons of donated items from builders, contractors, businesses and corporations. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and the business is located at 116 S. Walnut Street in Plymouth.

If you would like to donate items bring them to the store, and if you have a large number of items they will pick them up. Call (574) 935-4214 for more information or to schedule a pickup.

Moore Family to Move into Habitat for Humanity Home this Saturday

Steve Morrison (far L.) and some of the many volunteers who helped build the home for the Moore family

Tracy and Tim Moore will be moving into their new Habitat for Humanity home Saturday in Winamac. The 1,050 square foot home was built in six months by volunteers for the Moores who have two children and another on the way.

Steve Morrison is the President of the Starke/Pulaski Habitat for Humanity Organization and tells us about the the selection process.

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