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Habitat for Humanity dedicates new home for Alexandria family

Contributed Denise Hagen and her three children are the latest recipients of a Habitat for Humanity Home in Douglas County.

Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County has dedicated a home to a family in urgent need of one.

The newest Habitat for Humanity home in the community was dedicated on November 9.

Community members, volunteers, staff and the partner family gathered to celebrate the hard work, financial backing and community support that made the home possible.

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

Pastor Ed Borchardt from Trinity Lutheran Church in Millerville Township participated in the dedication program.

John Loken, Habitat board member, presented Denise with a Bible and keys to her home. Hagen and her children thanked the Habitat volunteers and donors for building their new home. The family was presented with quilts from Grace Church and the Lakes Area Quilters Guild.

In addition, to the celebration of the new Habitat for Humanity home, the affiliate also took time to acknowledge the 29 homes the Douglas County affiliate has helped build overseas.

"Our affiliate participates in the home for a home campaign," said Lori Anderson, executive director. "We are happy that Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County donates 10 percent of its general contributions to help support the building of homes with families in need in Nicaragua."

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