Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cincinnati Habitat celebrates 150th house with Community Build kick-off

Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity will celebrate the beginning of its 150th house with its Community Build kick-off this Saturday at 8:30 AM in Avondale.

Festivities begin at 8:30 AM at the project site at 215 Northern Avenue in Avondale.

This is Habitat's fifth Community Build, which brings together the time, money and labor of corporations, foundations, churches, organizations and other volunteers not only to build a home, but to build a community.

Primary sponsors include Wells Fargo Foundation, The Travelers Companies, Papa John's, and Al Neyer, Inc.

The house will be built in Habitat's Blair design (pictured) with partner family Tawanna and Harrison Jones.

Two additional Habitat houses are under construction at 211 and 213 Northern Avenue, a project led by Jack H. Wieland Builders.

This year, Habitat will build 11 new homes and will complete one rehabilitation.

Previous reading on BC:
Westfed-CCU Habitat build kicks off Monday (8/15/08)
Friday Chatter: Habitat housing in Avondale (8/1/08)
Follow a Habitat rehab online (7/30/08)
Habitat to kick-off two new Avondale homes, dedicate another (5/28/08)
Habitat to break ground on three homes this weekend (4/9/08)