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Habitat picks new family, home site

Monday, April 30, 2012

Sharra Meadows and her daughters have been named the next family to receive a home through the Monett/Purdy affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. The announcement was made at the Habitat affiliate's April meeting, where Mike Ortwein, of Freistatt, was named to the Habitat board. In the front row, from left, are Angel and Tessa Meadows. Back row: Ortwein and Mya and Sharra Meadows.
The Monett/Purdy affiliate of Habitat for Humanity has selected a family for its sixth home in Monett and scheduled a groundbreaking for May 5.

The occupants of the new Habitat home will be Sharra Meadows and her three daughters, Mya, 13, Tessa, 11, and Angel, 9.

The new home will be built in the 100 block of East Nellie. The house will include a living room, three bedrooms, a kitchen and one and a half bathrooms.

The new family meets the requirements established by Habitat for Humanity International. Some of these criteria are:

* The family must have the ability to pay the interest-free loan.

* The family must partner with the Monett/Purdy affiliate of Habitat, investing 250 hours of "sweat equity" toward construction of the house.

Habitat for Humanity International is a non-denominational Christian organization that furnishes interest-free loans for affordable houses to qualified applicants. Volunteers donate time and money to build the homes.

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 5 in the 100 block of East Nellie. The public is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Meetings of the Monett/Purdy Habitat affiliate are open to the public. The board meets at 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the First Christian Church at Fourth andWishart in Monett.

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I am glad to see that this family will be getting a home for them to live in.

I am disappointed that there was no mention in this article of the fact that the land was donated to Habitat in the name of John and Jewell Turner.

I would hope that if there is a follow up story about the ground breaking they will get mentioned.


Jack Turner

-- Posted by jturner44 on Thu, May 3, 2012, at 7:07 AM

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