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Habitat for Humanity celebrates 60th home

• Apr 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM

FERRYSBURG — The Tri-Cities Area Habitat for Humanity will celebrate building its 60th home at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Trillium Banquet Hall in Ferrysburg.

The Big 6-0 Bash will feature food by Chef Dave Mueller, music by Ruth and Max Bloomquist, and a great selection of silent auction items.

Tickets are $50 per person or $350 for a table of eight. Call 616-846-1505 for more information. 

Tri-Cities Area Habitat for Humanity was started in 1989 and has since built 59 homes. The organization’s hope is to eliminate sub-standard housing in our community. TCA Habitat works in partnership with area churches, businesses and individuals to build simple, decent houses that will become homes for partner families.

Ottawa County has an estimated 529 homeless families. Children of homeowners are 25 percent more likely to graduate from high school and 116 percent more likely to graduate from college than children of renters.

Through the donated time, hard work and resources of many in the community, Habitat houses are built at low cost and sold to partner families without profit or interest. Partner families must make a $500 down payment and complete 200-400 hours of “sweat equity” before they can move into their home.

Habitat provides a variety of supportive services to the families to help ease their transition to home ownership.

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