Fund drive under way for Habitat build
Sunday, April 24, 2011
To support the “Community Build” and the River City Habitat for Humanity’s 70th local project, a fund drive is under way at area schools and downtown Jefferson City.
Change jars will collect donations through the end of May to support the rehabilitation of 819 Clark Ave. for a selected family.
The First United Methodist Church’s youth group constructed house-shaped containers for local schools, including: Jefferson City High School, Nichols Career Center, Jefferson City Academic Center, ABLE Learning Center, GED Center, Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Lewis and Clark Middle School, Simonsen Ninth Grade Center, Helias High School, Lighthouse Preparatory Academy, and Calvary Lutheran High School.
River City Habitat for Humanity uses donations and volunteer labor to partner with local families in need to build modest houses. The future homeowners work alongside the volunteers in building the homes, which are sold to them at cost and financed with no-interest loans over 20 or 25 years. The loan payments made by the homeowners are then invested in building additional homes for other deserving families.