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Habitat for Humanity

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
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Jessica Tanner
Leader Assistant Editor

The Brigham/Tremonton Board of Realtors service day was held this past weekend. Board members volunteered their time to clean and paint the home, 451 S. 600 W., Tremonton, Habitat for Humanity Northern Utah (HFHNU) remodeled for the Dawn Andreasen family, which will be ready mid July.
HFHNU builds new homes and renovates existing ones with the help of volunteers, donated goods and services, along with sweat equity (free labor) of the homeowner partners. Local contractors are also brought in to add new wiring and plumbing, while many others donate time and money. This is the 41st home that HFHNU has helped restore in Northern Utah.
When Dawn got the call informing her she was qualified for this program, she said, “It was the happiest day of my life.” Potential home owners must apply and are selected based on specific needs, ability to pay and willingness to partner. They are then sold the home for cost with a no interest mortgage. Their payments are then used to build new homes for future families.
President of HFHNU said they already have another Tremonton family who has qualified, they just need another home to renovate. He said, “We take distressed homes and remodel them, cleaning up the neighborhood. The neighbors are all very thankful.”
For more information, to donate or to volunteer, call 435-723-7133 or visit www.habitat.org or www.habitatforhumanitynu.org

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