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Habitat for Humanity receives donation from Kroger

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Habitat for Humanity of Clay County recently received a $255 donation from members of the Cruise-In With Kroger event, which took place July 14. On hand for the donation included (from left) Habitat members Cheryl Steuerwald and Rogene Morge and Kroger associates Jonathan Herbert and Kevin Lozar. [Order this photo]
Habitat for Humanity of Clay County has received another donation.

On Thursday, the organization received $255 from organizers of the second Cruise-In With Kroger event, which took place July 14.

"Everything we get is more than what we had so we appreciate it," Habitat representative Rogene Morge said.

Morge added the organization might have enough money in hand at the close of this year to begin final preparations for its eighth home in Clay County.

"We will probably break ground in spring of 2013," she said.

The Cruise-In event featured approximately 35 entries. Kroger associate Jonathan Herbert spearheaded the event.

In addition to the cruise-in efforts, the local Habitat organization also conducted a yard sale July 14, taking in more than $300.

Habitat members recently told The Brazil Times it had a secured lot in Brazil for the possible eighth home. The lot is located at 703 S. Chicago St., and was secured through negotiations with City of Brazil officials.

Habitat for Humanity of Clay County dedicated its seventh home in Clay County to Mary Ann Hofmann and family earlier this year. The home is located at 518 E. Ridge St., Brazil.

Throughout the year, Habitat for Humanity of Clay County conducts three major fundraisers, including a Fish Fry in April, as well as the yard sale and cruise-in.

Earlier this month, the local organization received a $10,000 donation from the Duke Energy Foundation through its Indiana Regional Council and local Duke District Manager Rick Burger.

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