First Steps Taken for New Habitat Home in DuBois

DUBOIS – Habitat for Humanity of Clearfield County recently broke ground for its 10th project, a home on Pifer Street in DuBois, that will be constructed this summer in an effort dubbed Church Build 2007.

This home will be built and financed by a consortium of ten area churches, First United Presbyterian, Christ Lutheran, DuBois Christian and Missionary Alliance, Hickory/Sabula CMA, Lakeside United Methodist Church, St. Catherine, St Nicholas Orthodox, Tri-County Church of God, Light and Life Free Methodist, DuBois First Methodist and Venus Lutheran, explained HFHCC President John Farr.

“We are very excited about this project and the support it’s already garnered. It will be a quick build with an ambitious schedule but look at the great volunteer pool. Other churches are invited to join in, too,” he said.

The affiliate chose Teresa Garcia and her four children, ages 15 to 4,  Zack, Sabreena, Johvan and Armandt as the future home owners. The Garcias will volunteer at least 500 hours at their home and will pay a no-interest mortgage.

The family was introduced to church representatives, HFHCC board members and contributors during the brief groundbreaking ceremony. 

Farr thanked Veolia Waste, contractor Dan Corbet, and business owner Ben Kohlhepp for their donations that jump-started Church Build 2007.

The affiliate is planning another event this month, the dedication of the current Clearfield project on Clay Street.

Lori Ann Lowe and her family, who worked through the winter, will receive their house keys then.

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