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Habitat for Humanity dedicates new home to Andrews Family after fire

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Tennessee recently dedicated its 82nd home to LeRoy and Mary Andrews in partnership with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency and their Building Tennessee initiative. The community celebration was held on Tuesday, August 20th at 6:00pm at the newly built home located at 3302 Jarrell Ridge Road in Montgomery County.

“We’re very excited to welcome LeRoy and Mary as new homeowners in Montgomery County as well as dedicating our 82nd home,” said Shelby Logsdon, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Tennessee. “With assistance from THDA’s Building Tennessee program, we are able to help them with a much needed hand-up in securing safe and affordable housing.”

The Andrews lost their home, all their possessions, and one of their beloved dogs in a devastating fire in August 2012. The couple came to Habitat looking for assistance and fortunately they qualified for our homeowner program. Throughout 2013, they amassed more than the required 500 sweat equity hours by volunteering in the Habitat ReStore and helping out at the construction site. “The Andrews were here almost every day working alongside staff and volunteers,” said Habitat ReStore manager Kathryn Norbeck-Dayley. “Their commitment to their partnership with Habitat is inspiring to our other homeowners working on their own sweat equity hours.”

 

Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity housing lender and does not discriminate in the financing of homes based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or familial status.

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