Fox Valley Habitat seeks vet family for future home
Beacon-News Staff March 16, 2013 10:38PM
Kayla Walker looks on as godfather Jonathan Dabrowski of La Grange Park puts a closet door back on track Saturday after ceremonies dedicating her family's home, the 50th built by Fox Valley Habitat For Humanity.
Updated: March 19, 2013 6:42PM
Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity is reaching out to area veterans.
The local Habitat affiliate, based in Montgomery, is launching a search for a local veteran family to partner in a house project.
Habitat executive director, the Rev. Jeffrey Barrett, said the local chapter is joining Veterans Build, Habitat for Humanity’s national initiative to provide housing solutions and volunteer and employment opportunities to U.S. veterans, military service members, and their families.
Barrett said more than 400 veteran partner families were served through Veterans Build in 2011, and 20 Habitat affiliates nationwide are involved in the program.
An information session for veteran and other prospective homeowners is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon March 30 at the Habitat office at Genesis Community Church, 1300 S. Broadway in Montgomery. Barrett is pastor of the church.
Information packets and applications will be available.
Criteria for becoming a Habitat homeowner include a need for housing, ability to pay a no-interest mortgage, and willingness to invest sweat equity — volunteer labor — by working on a Habitat home, at events or at the Habitat Aurora ReStore.
Founded in 1989 in Aurora, Fox Valley Habitat dedicated its 50th house in December in North Aurora.
For information, call 630-859-3333, e-mail email@example.com or visit foxvalleyhabitat.org.