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Habitat serves local need

July 5, 2012
The Leader Herald

Hats off to Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County for another job well done.

The local chapter recently completed its eighth home renovation. The organization, with the help of volunteers, restored a house on Wilson Street in Gloversville and celebrated the accomplishment Saturday.

Thanks to the group's efforts, a woman and her three children have a new home. Without Habitat for Humanity, they may not have been able to afford their own home.

The local chapter plans to build or renovate one new house each year. The next project will be the renovation of a house on Bloomingdale Avenue in Gloversville.

Habitat for Humanity relies on volunteers and donations to rebuild houses and offers no-interest mortgages for low-income families. As part of the arrangement, the family buying the home helps with the renovation.

Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families.

The Fulton County Habitat chapter serves an important need in a county that struggles with a significant poverty rate. We encourage people to support Habitat by volunteering or offering donations.

The group will have a pasta and wine-tasting fundraiser July 14 at St. Patrick's Masonic Lodge in Johnstown for the group's next project. To find out how to help the local Habitat chapter, call 773-4912.



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