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Larsens to receive Habitat home in Oregon

Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:56 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014 1:10 p.m. CDT
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Members of the Ogle County Habitat for Humanity Family Selection Committee are pictured with this year’s home recipient. From left to right: Tom Hughes, Sue Benesh, Jennifer Larsen, Joyce Reints and Wendy Wright. Photo supplied
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Jennifer Larsen and her son, Vincenzo, are the recipients of the 2014 Ogle County Habitat for Humanity home. Photo supplied

Jennifer Larsen and her son, Vincenzo, will be the recipients of a new home in Oregon to be built this year, Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County announced this week.

This is the ninth home build in Ogle County.

The construction of the home will start this spring and is expected to be completed by September. In addition to the help of volunteers, the family will provide a minimum of 200 hours of “sweat equity”.

“We’re very excited to have the Larsens as the recipients of this year’s Habitat home,” said HFHOC Board President, Bob Van Stedum. “We’re pleased to be able to create new opportunities for deserving families like theirs.”

Habitat for Humanity empowers low-income families in need by partnering with them to build decent, affordable housing.

Habitat works to give families a hand up, not a hand out, by providing the family with a no-profit, no-interest mortgage loan.

Families are chosen based on their level of need, their willingness to become partners in the program and their ability to repay the loan.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County or to learn how to apply, go to www.habitatoglecounty.com.

Anyone interested in volunteering with this year’s build should call 815-732-6588.  

Individuals who would like to become a member of the Builders Club to support this build and future builds, may send a $50 donation to join.  

Donations of any amount may be sent to: Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County, P.O. Box 628, Oregon, IL 61061.

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry with more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world.  

Since 1976, they have helped to build or repair more than 800,000 houses and serve more than 4 million people worldwide.

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