Habitat For Humanity Dedication 13 Feb 13

A dedication ceremony was held in St. James on Monday for the newest Habitat for Humanity of South Central Minnesota home. This is home 102 for the South Central Habitat For Humanity branch, and the new homeowner is Amy Shupe. Habitat For Humanity staff and volunteers, as well as Shupe’s friends and family were on hand to present her the keys on Monday. Shupe completed 200 “Sweat Equity” hours in the construction of the home as a requirement of the program. She will also be purchasing the home through a zero percent interest mortgage, in which monthly mortgage payments are used to build more Habitat homes. Donations, in-kind building materials and volunteer labor are the driving force behind Habitat for Humanity’s ability to build homes at an affordable price.