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Groundbreaking for Mattoon Habitat for Humanity home scheduled for Sunday

Groundbreaking for Mattoon Habitat for Humanity home scheduled for Sunday


MATTOON -- A groundbreaking ceremony for the latest Coles County Habitat for Humanity home is scheduled for Sunday.

The ceremony is set for noon at the location where the home will be built, 3224 Shelby Ave., according to a news release from the county organization chapter.

The location will the the site of the home of James Dare and Alisha Quast and their two children and will be the 39th for the county chapter, the news release said.

The release said the groundbreaking ceremony is open to the public. It also said anyone interested in volunteering to help with the home's construction can contact the Habitat for Humanity office at 217-348-7063.

The county chapter of the housing ministry started in 1989.

The organization seeks to eliminate poverty housing by building modest, safe and affordable houses for low-income families, the news release said.

Homes are sold to low-income families at no profit with a zero-interest mortgage provided by Coles County Habitat for Humanity.


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Dave Fopay is a reporter for the JG-TC who covers Coles County, the local court system, Charleston schools and more.

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