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Habitat for Humanity begins construction on newest home

Oct 03, 2017
Photo by: Submitted photo Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Fairfield High School’s Technology Construction Class to help build the newest Habitat home for a Jefferson County family.

Greater Fairfield Area Habitat has begun construction on its newest home in the Fairfield area. Once again, the Fairfield High School Construction Technology Class is partnering with Fairfield Habitat to build a brand-new home for a deserving family in Jefferson County. To qualify for a home, Habitat partner families must put in hundreds of hours of “sweat equity,” must have a housing need, and must be able to repay a no-interest mortgage.

“We are so excited to get going on another year of working with these high-schoolers,” construction manager Kathy Brown said. “It’s great to help them develop skills that will serve them for a lifetime.”

Fairfield Habitat has an immediate need for volunteer site supervisors willing to work a two-hour weekday afternoon shift with the FHS Construction Technology class of 2017/18. Ideally, the volunteer site supervisor would commit to one afternoon each week, but Brown said it would also be helpful to have volunteers who could fill in every once in a while.

Construction experience is necessary and Brown will orient these volunteers to the worksite, introduce them to the high schoolers and their teacher, and bring them up to speed on Habitat procedures.

“It is a completely rewarding experience,” Brown said.

Those who are interested should email, call 641-209-9450, or stop by the Fairfield Habitat ReStore which is open Thursday through Saturday each week at 1903 Business Highway 34.

The Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity partners with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. Fairfield Habitat has been building in Fairfield since 1995, having built 12 brand-new homes and renovated numerous others.

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