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Habitat for Humanity building more than a house

Friday, October 15, 2004

Clay County's Habitat for Humanity home is being built for Wendy Farrell on N. Leavitt St. in Brazil.

She and her relatives have spent countless hours helping clear the land for this home that she will share with her three children.

Many have helped make Wendy's dream become a reality. Marvin Campbell donated his time and equipment excavating dirt for the foundation. Members of the Terre Haute local of the Bricklayers Union donated their labor to complete the block foundation. Larry Noelte supplied fill dirt for a very reasonable price. Joe Heffner donated his time and equipment grading the fill dirt and Owen Youngblood is supplying all roof rafters at his cost. Owen is supervising construction of the house. Several members of the Habitat Board have spent several Saturdays working thus far and plan to put roof rafters up this coming Saturday.

The Clay County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity needs additional help to keep building houses. They need money, donations of materials, and hours of actual building from strong Christian men and women.

They hope many readers will join in making affordable housing a reality for many more deserving Clay County residents.

Should you be able to help financially, by donating materials, or by manning a hammer or saw, contact board President Clay Tobias (812-939-2056), Vice President Sonny Zurcher (812-835-2122), Treasurer Keith Bowers (812-443-7021), or Secretary Janice Redenbarger (812-448-1971.

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