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Habitat invites public to latest home dedication

Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC) has renovated a home with a family in urgent need of one.

The public is invited to the dedication of the newest Habitat for Humanity home.

On Tuesday, November 9, at 5 pm volunteers, donors, Habitat for Humanity representatives, and the partner family will gather at 226 Viking Place in Alexandria to celebrate the hard work and the community support that made this home possible.

A brief program is planned with refreshments to follow.

The homebuyer, Denise Hagen, and her three children are more than a little eager to move into their new home. Hagen has completed 200 hours of "sweat equity" helping to build the home, a basic tenet of Habitat for Humanity.

They will repay the no-profit mortgage over a period of 30 years, illustrating Habitat for Humanity's objective to give families a "hand up" rather than a "hand out."

"We are pleased to host our third home dedication of the year," said Lori Anderson, executive director of the local Habitat program. "Home is a wonderful place to spend the holidays, and we are grateful to the community for their support in making this family's dream a reality."

Directions to the dedication: At the intersection of McKay Avenue and Darling Avenue (Henry's Foods), turn east on Darling Avenue East go to the T-intersection; turn left and continue to Viking Place; 226 Viking Place will be on the corner of Darling Avenue East and Viking Place. For more information, contact Habitat for Humanity at (320) 762-4255 or

About Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County

Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1997 and has built 27 homes for sale to partner families. Homeowner families are selected according to established criteria: need for housing, ability to partner with Habitat and ability to pay.

Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. Partner families purchase the homes from Habitat with no-profit, zero-interest mortgages. Volunteers provide most of the labor. Tax-deductible donations of money, land and materials are provided by individuals, organizations, churches, foundations and businesses.

For more information on how to support Habitat or get involved, contact the affiliate at (320) 762-4255, e-mail or visit the website at

About Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing.

Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.5 million people. For more information, visit