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Habitat ground breaking ceremony is set for May 18 [UPDATED]

Published 9:10am Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Updated 11:17am Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Thanks to all of the support, especially our Apostle’s Build church partners, Habitat for Humanity will begin construction for a new family. The ground breaking will be at 1 p.m. at 111 Lydia Lane, May 18. The home is being built for Chuck and Sally, and Chuck is retired Navy. Come and help us celebrate a new house in Fergus Falls.

If the weather is bad, the group will meet at the Church of Peace United Methodist Church at 1500 South Cascade Street, in the basement.

This will be the third house residents have helped Habitat build on Lydia Lane. This lot is on the south end of the street, on the east side of the street. There will be a banner and other signs. The lot was donated to the affiliate several years ago. This will be a completely accessible home.

Volunteers make possible new homes, critical repairs, and new opportunities. Habitat is 100-percent volunteer-supported.

Both big building projects and smaller projects, such as installing windows and doors are planned and volunteers are needed. Anyone who can bring snacks and lunch to the sites would be appreciated. Organizational meetings are every Saturday at 9 a.m. at 1616 South Pebble Lake Road.

This year, Habitat is celebrating more than 20 years of working together with Habitat for Humanity of Uganda. The area’s symbol is the Canada Goose, and the national bird of Uganda is a crane. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt celebrating the two country’s work together.

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