By WAYNE ALLEN
PDT Staff Writer
On the heels of dedicating its 10th house, Scioto County Habitat For Humanity announced they will be raising the walls on their 11th home, in a ceremony at noon on Saturday, May 19.
The house will be located on Linden Avenue in Portsmouth.
“This is an exciting time for Habitat. Our mission is to create safe, decent, affordable housing. Through the help of our many volunteers we are making our mission a reality,” said Laura Walker, Scioto County Habitat for Humanity co-president.
She said the organization is poised to build three houses this year for partner families.
“With the completion of the West Portsmouth house and raising of the walls on Linden Avenue we are well on our way to making this goal. We are still going to need all the help we can get both in volunteers and financial contributions,” Walker said.
Once completed the homeowner for the Linden Avenue house will be Carey White, who has two children.
Gov. John Kasich helped the organization dedicated its 10th house on May 3. This was the first Habitat for Humanity dedication Kasich has been a part of as governor.
The West Portsmouth house was dedicated in honor of the late Dr. Thomas Swope. Swope was member of Habitat’s board of directors at the time of his death.
For more information about the Scioto County Habitat for Humanity, visit sciotohabitat.org, call 740-353-4993 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 208, or email@example.com.