FAMILY RECEIVES KEYS TO NEW HABITAT HOME IN EVERETT

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JULY 12, 2014

FAMILY RECEIVES KEYS TO NEW HABITAT HOME IN EVERETT

EVERETT WA

Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County celebrated its 20th home dedication on Saturday in Everett. The home was donated by Chase Bank and has been rehabilitated to welcome our partner family, Shindano, Deta and their children.

Habitat homes are generally sponsored by local faith-based groups, businesses, foundations and civic organizations. Sponsor support covers the upfront construction costs required to build the home. Costs are kept low through the use of volunteer labor and some donated materials.

Major sponsors for this Everett home included Chase Bank, Curley Electric, Dow, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Intermec, the Rotary Club of Everett, Taper’s Union School – One Union, and Whirlpool.

“Chase is firmly committed to helping families pursue affordable homeownership through our home donation program,” said Ronald Branch, Vice President of Community Reinvestment & Community Partnerships for Chase. “We are pleased to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County, which shares our commitment to revitalize neighborhoods and help low-to-moderate income families achieve affordable and sustainable homeownership.”

Rehabilitation of the Chase home began in January. Over the past six months, more than 50 group and individual volunteers, led by a core of dedicated volunteer leaders, have been involved in the effort.

“We have a great team of volunteer supervisors. They are passionate about our mission and believe that the homeownership opportunities provided through Habitat should be extended to folks throughout our service area,” said Guinn Rogers, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County. “We are so thankful for that commitment.”

The Habitat Partner Family, Shindano and Deta, are looking forward to becoming a permanent part of their new neighborhood. Shindano is already so thankful that he was able to bring his family to the USA through the assistance of the World Relief Organization. Before that, they were forced to live in a refugee camp in Tanzania after fleeing war in the Congo. Partner Families contribute over 500 hours of sweat equity and take on a no-interest home mortgage through Habitat. Thanks to Chase Bank, we are thrilled to welcome them into their safe, decent and affordable home, right here in Everett.

About Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County works to eliminate substandard housing and break the cycle of poverty through a unique and well-tested process of partnering with families in need to build, acquire, and refurbish homes. Through mentorship, training and volunteer ‘sweat equity’, our partner families are empowered to purchase these homes through the provision of no interest mortgages.

Through donations of money, materials and volunteer labor, Habitat for Humanity for Snohomish County was able to refurbish the home and provide it to this family at an affordable price. The Khrapko’s purchased the home with their contribution of 500-hours of sweat equity and a no-profit loan. Their monthly mortgage payments will be used to build more Habitat for Humanity houses.

To support more home builds in Snohomish County, please call 425-258-6289 or send an email to mchua@habitatsnohomish.org. Please visit our Website at www.habitatsnohomish.org for more information about applying for a Habitat home, volunteering, or how to make a donation.