Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County celebrates their 35th anniversary

NOW: Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County celebrates their 35th anniversary

GOSHEN, Ind -- Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County celebrated 35 years by building home 209, on the same street as home one, 35 years ago.

The 209th home is being built on the corner of 6th and Clinton street.

The organization says that building a home in the same location 35 years later, just felt like the right thing to do, but that doesn't make it more important than any other home they've built in the past.

"Every single one of these two-hundred and nine houses are special to us," said project construction manager of Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County Jay Stahly.

One 77-year-old volunteer who's been volunteering for ten years, says this is needed in the community.

"We need more housing and this a organization that I believe in and it’s got a great mission. It’s fun to come work with other volunteers and build houses for people that need them," said volunteer Vernon King.

The home is going to be 1200 square feet and handicap accessible for the family that will live here.

Although the feeling is different for some of the volunteers, one thing they all agreed on, is how they view each homeowner.

"Everyone’s important so it doesn’t get that routine, everyone’s different or a little different or a little different and it’s in a different location and for different people," said King.


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