PRESS RELEASE

Monday, April 28, 2003

 

FOR RELEASE IMMEDIATELY

Contact: Shelley Emerick (420-9919)

 

CANTERBURY SOPHOMORE CLASS FRAMES Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity's 67th HOME

Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity is pleased to have Canterbury High School Sophomore class volunteer their time and talents on Friday, May 9th to FRAME the 3rd FWH home of 2003. These 60 students are using this project as their annual class trip. The house, which is being constructed out of mortgage payment money, is located at 906 Belmont Drive. (Best photo opportunities at 10:00 a.m.)

In addition to the Canterbury FRAMING day, the DeHayes Insurance Group will be assisting with the Roofing and Siding portion of this home on Saturday, May 10th. This home will be sold to Ms. Gwen Hogue who has two children in addition to her two nieces and a nephew. Gwen has been in the Habitat for Humanity program since her approval in April, 2002. She and the children are thankful that their dream of owning a home will finally be realized.

Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit using volunteer labor to build simple, decent, affordable homes through partnership with very-low-income Fort Wayne families. Once completed, Habitat homes are sold at no profit to partner families on a 20-year interest-free mortgage. Because of volunteer involvement the cost of a standard 3-bedroom home is approximately $47,000 and the monthly payment less than $300.00 (including taxes and insurance). If you would like to join the Habitat effort as a volunteer or have any questions, please call Charles Mason, Volunteer Coordinator, at 422-4828