Sen. Merritt to Assist with Habitat for Humanity Home Build Saturday on the Eastside of Indianapolis

STATEHOUSE , IN – June 25, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — State Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) and members of the Senate staff will join local volunteers in a Habitat for Humanity home build on Saturday, June 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 44 N. Rural St. in Indianapolis.

“This organization is all about neighbors helping neighbors,” Merritt said. “It’s a great thrill to be able to work off the clock with our staff and other volunteers to help make the dream of home ownership come true for a Hoosier family in our community.”

Merritt said Habitat for Humanity assists local families who cannot qualify for conventional mortgages by partnering with volunteers to help build a safe and affordable place to call home. Families are required to complete a homeownership training course, work at least 300 hours on their home build and purchase their homes through a zero interest rate mortgage.

According to the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis website, the organization has built more than 225,000 houses around the world, providing more than a million people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter. Here locally the organization has built 374 homes for Hoosiers in need.

For more information on how to become a homeowner or to volunteer your time, visit the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis website at www.indyhabitat.org.

Contact:
Jennifer Regazzi
Phone: 1-800-382-9467 or 317-232-9499
Email: jregazzi (at) iga.in (dot) gov

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