Autumn is a time of celebration and thanks at Garrett County Habitat for Humanity as three new homes are completed, sold and dedicated to families in the community. Please join Habitat on Saturday, October 25th starting at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM in the culminating celebration of many hours of volunteer labor on behalf of local churches, community organizations, businesses and schools as three families realize the dream of homeownership. “Dedications are a time to bless the buildings as they turn from houses to homes for the Butler, Glazier and Gordon families and to thank the many volunteers who have spent more than 12,000 hours in direct construction and non-construction supporting roles to complete these three homes,” explains, Theresa MacLennan, Garrett County Habitat Executive Director. “We are so grateful to all volunteers who have given of themselves for the good of others.”
Habitat homes are basically build with volunteer labor and are sold to qualified, selected home buyers at 0% interest. The process for earning and buying a Habitat home takes approximately 1 year to complete as each family is expected to contribute a minimum of 250 “sweat equity” hours per adult in the home towards the construction of the home. Garrett County Habitat is currently accepting applications for the 2015 build season. If you are interested in touring a completed Habitat home, please join us for the October 25th dedications in Hopeland Village, located off Frank Custer Drive, just 100 yards west of the intersection of Highway 135 off Broadford Road. 149 Frank Custer Drive, Oakland, MD 21550. Ceremonies start at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM and conclude at 4:00 PM.
Garrett County Habitat for Humanity homeowner applications and guidelines are available at www.garrettcountyhabitat.org or by calling 301.533.0600. Information about donating or volunteering for Garrett County Habitat is also on the website.