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Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County will host the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce “Wake Up Alexandria” event on Friday, Oct. 2 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at a habitat home that is currently being built for a new homeowner at 1804 Woodland Park Drive, Alexandria.

The event is open to everyone. The $1 admission includes networking and a chance to win door prizes. Due to COVID safety practices there will be no breakfast at these events until further notice. Masks are required.

All money raised will be donated to the day’s nonprofit recipient, the Jingle Bells Foundation. All Chamber members will also be placed in a drawing for the Pot of Gold, which is currently valued at more than $4,600.

Habitat for Humanity International, founded in 1976, is a world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing. Through the work of Habitat, thousands of low-income homeowners have found hope in the form of affordable housing.

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Since its inception, Habitat for Humanity has built or repaired more than 1 million homes, serving more than 5 million people worldwide.

Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County was established in 1997 and through the help of many volunteers has provided safe, affordable home ownership for many families within Douglas County. For more information, visit hfhdouglascounty.org.