Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Habitat rehab dedication Saturday

A dedication ceremony for the rehabbed house at 4222 Kirby Avenue in Northside will be held this Saturday at 10 AM.

Crossroads Community Church teamed up with Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity on the 34-week project to completely rebuild the 1880s shotgun house with all new mechanicals, siding, windows, roof, and walls.

Refreshments and a tour of the home will be provided.

The partner family on the project is Austino Lewis, Kama Quaye, and their 10-year-old son Jeffrey.

Before arriving in Cincinnati, the family spent 15 years in a refugee camp in Ghana after escaping Liberia's bloody civil war.

Lewis, a journalist by trade, provides care for disabled adults through his work with CORE, while Quaye works at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Participating partners also included the Holzberger Family Humanitarian Foundation, the Ward Family Foundation, and the Xavier University chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

A full chronicle of the building project is available online.

Photo credit: Crossroads Community Church

Previous reading on BC:
Follow a Habitat rehab online (7/30/08)