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Friday, May 30, 2014

Latest Habitat For Humanity Home Dedicated In Roulette

Latest Habitat For Humanity Home Dedicated In Roulette

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An open house and dedication program in Roulette Thursday afternoon celebrated the latest Potter County Habitat for Humanity house, located at 116 Main Street in Roulette. 

Many of the 90-plus people who were involved in the long process of making the home become a reality were present as chapter president Dick Myers presented the key to the homeowners, Ira and Robyn Hogue-Watt and family. 

The modular home was assembled and completed by students from the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center in Port Allegany. One of the construction foremen, Duane Fry, pointed out that more than 2,900 volunteer hours were logged in making the home a reality. 

Habitat officials expressed appreciation to Fay Bennett Hauber and her husband, David Hauber, for donation of the lot and to many others who supported the project.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry which seeks to reduce poverty and homelessness. Habitat builds affordable housing in partnership with low-income families. Family members, friends and community volunteers pitch in to build the homes, which are sold to the families at no profit and financed through affordable loans. 

Families are chosen based on need, willingness to become partners and ability to repay the loan.

 Habitat always welcomes help from skilled and unskilled individuals, groups from churches, and others. Help is needed for specialty skills, such as excavation, carpentry, masonry and plumbing, as well as more general responsibilities. 

For information about how to volunteer, donate or apply for help from Habitat, call 814-203-8605 or write to Potter County Habitat, P.O. Box 208, Coudersport PA 16915. Website is pottercountyhabitat.org.

8 comments :

Anonymous said...

Awesome all the way around! Nice picture. Warms the heart. Thanks Jim for putting this on here.

Anonymous said...

In a previous article, Mr. Fry stated how the new owners paid for the flooring & the appliances themselves but there was no mention of the other expenses that the new owners weren't reimbursed for so Habitat could keep their "costs" down. These things are the water heater, toilets, bathroom vanities, facets, light fixtures, ceiling fans, all the flooring, and much more. Buyers beware.

wow. said...

Seriously 5/31@9:27??? Being a homeowners comes with the responsibility of 'paying' for what is in the house. Whether it's in the cost of the house as part of the mortgage when a home is bought or the owner buys them and has them installed as a part of remodeling or initial building. Habitat is a wonderful helping hand agency. The people that complain when they aren't given everything they THINK they're entitled to is outrageous. If people don't like the way Habitat does things, then those people should be solely responsible for dealing with a bank and acquiring their own mortgage, their own house, and oversee and HIRE and PAY contractors their own remodeling installation/building of that house ; just like many other people are responsible for their own. Why should the owner be "reimbursed" for items that are going into THEIR house? It's called part of being a homeowner! They're already getting volunteers to help build it! There's always some people that will complain they don't get enough handed to them. It's pathetic.

Anonymous said...

My God that comment by 9:27 nauseates me!!!!!! Habitat VOLUNTEERS put SO MUCH time, effort, talent, blood, sweat and tears into this. And there is a complaint that they should be more? Really?!?! Buyer beware????? What kind of a dildine would say something like that. This is a blessing. What buyer would possibly "beware" when it comes to receiving the generosity, love and good will of so many people?

Anonymous said...

My God that comment by 9:27 nauseates me!!!!!! Habitat VOLUNTEERS put SO MUCH time, effort, talent, blood, sweat and tears into this. And there is a complaint that they should be more? Really?!?! Buyer beware????? What kind of a dildine would say something like that. This is a blessing. What buyer would possibly "beware" when it comes to receiving the generosity, love and good will of so many people?

Chris in Bradford said...

Thank you to wow for saving me a ton of typing. I am tired of all the ungrateful people in this area.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture. Who took it? I want a copy. My husband worked on that house!

Robyn Watt said...

My husband & I are the ones that are blessed and overjoyed to have gotten the Roulette Habitat House. We are sooo GRATEFUL to everyone who helped by donating their time or whatever to make our dream a possibility. Whom ever posted @ 9:27, we would like you to know that everything we put into our home was our choice and we consider ourselves lucky that we were able to do it because of the help of our family & friends. We would also ask everyone to please not take their comment as a reflection of our feelings, because it is not. Robyn & Ken Watt