Habitat for Humanity to host dedication ceremony at revitalized historic Dennison home



Aaron Brown, Director of Neighborhood Investment
Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio
Telephone: (330) 915-5888
Email: abrown@habitateco.org
Web: www.habitateco.org

Habitat for Humanity to host dedication ceremony at revitalized historic Dennison home

Canton, Ohio, June 21, 2017 – Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio will welcome a new family to the Dennison community during a home dedication ceremony on Friday, June 30, at 5pm. The ceremony will be held at 23 S. 3rd Street, Dennison, the site of an historic home newly revitalized by Habitat and the future home of Randa Fair and her children, Jaimie (14) and Lucas (9).

The historic building is among 10 houses in the village built in the late 1800s by the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad. “Preserving the history and identity of our communities is important to us at Habitat because it energizes neighborhoods with pride,” said Aaron Brown, Director of Neighborhood investment. “In much the same way, we join hands with Habitat partner families to help them build better futures from their experiences of the past.”

In August 2016, the house was donated to Habitat for Humanity by Dennison Rotary after a round of exterior improvements. “Our goals were to save an historic house built by the railroad and to restore it to its original exterior design and appearance while making the best possible use of the house,” said Dale Burkholder, Dennison Rotary President. “Donating this house to Habitat made it possible to fulfill our goals and place a qualified family in a quality restored home quickly.”

Habitat was able to complete the dramatic interior renovations through proceeds from Union Hospital Run for Home. “In the last ten years, we’ve raised $194,000 for Habitat,” said Matt Ritzert, Run for Home Race Director, “but Run for Home is more than a fundraiser. It’s a partnership among many organizations and individuals working together for a very important cause – to provide decent, affordable housing. It’s neighbor helping neighbor. The Run for Home Road Runners Club, Union Hospital, and all of our sponsors are thrilled to play a small part in creating a new home with another Tuscarawas County family.”

Every family who partners with Habitat completes sweat equity hours by building their home and the homes of others. Families purchase their homes through an affordable 0% interest mortgage which helps Habitat build additional homes with qualified families. During the June 30 dedication ceremony, Randa will take hold of the keys to her new home and present her first 0% interest mortgage payment. Those wishing to learn more about Habitat’s June 30 home dedication ceremony, to make a tax-deductible donation, or to volunteer for future projects should visit www.habitateco.org or call Habitat’s Ministry Offices at 330-915-5888.

About Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio:

Serving Stark, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Harrison, and Jefferson Counties, Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio is driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, Habitat empowers. To learn more, visit habitateco.org.

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