Habitat dedicates home today

Published 7:42 pm Friday, September 19, 2014

The Troy-Pike Habitat for Humanity will be dedicating a newly renovated home in Brundidge Saturday.

The home was originally built in 2008, and a partner family affected by hurricane Katrina resided in the home. Board President Melissa Mikul said that Habitat for Humanity re-deeded the home when the family decided to move back to the coast, and volunteers have been working to renovate the home for a year.

“We decided to recycle the house with a new mortgage and new family,” Mikul said. “Volunteer groups from Troy University, church youth groups and other volunteers from the area have worked on the home.”

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Brundidge resident Jennifer Roten was selected as the new partner to receive the home.

Mikul said the walls have been repainted and there is new flooring and light fixtures in the home.

Mikul described the opportunities that Habitat for Humanity provides for the community as a “hand up,” not a hand out. The home will have a zero percent interest mortgage and the recipient will own the home. However, the family will continue working with Habitat on future projects, Mikul said.

“The selected family must compete a percentage of sweat equity in the home,” Mikul said “They will continue to work with us in the future.”

The organization focuses on one to two projects a year and completed a house in May.

The community is invited to the dedication of the home today at 10:00 a.m. The home is located on 510 Caldwell St., at the end of Gilmore Road behind the Pike County Football Stadium.