Graves Co. Habitat for Humanity receives $25,000 donation | News
GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The Mayfield-Graves County Habitat for Humanity, Inc. recently received a $25,000 donation to help eliminate poverty housing in Graves County.
Lowes Home Improvement Center recently presented the check to Habitat for Humanity.
“This donation means so much to the community,” said Teresa Cantrell, President of the Mayfield-Graves County Habitat for Humanity, Inc. “This grant will help us cover the cost of some building materials used in our current home build at 823 Dunbar. The partner family, Ms. Jeania Adkisson and her four children are very deserving of the opportunity that Habitat provides to people who qualify for a home mortgage.” Ms. Adkisson works at a commercial facility locally as a health care professional.
The Lowes Corporation has a long-standing relationship with Habitat for Humanity and offers a variety of highly competitive grant opportunities for Habitat for Humanity affiliates. The local Lowes Home Improvement Center at 1208 Paris Road in Mayfield, Ky. will provide materials and volunteers for the build at 823 Dunbar.
“We are glad to be partnering with Lowes Corporation on this build”, said Connie Hanner, Executive Director of the Mayfield-Graves County Habitat for Humanity, Inc. “This donation will greatly shorten the amount of time Adkisson will have to wait to close on her home. We couldn’t have done it without the Lowes folks.”
Qualifying for a Habitat for Humanity home is like qualifying for a conventional mortgage,” said Hanner. “These partner families are not handed a home. They have to qualify for it just like any other mortgage loan, they have to help build the house, and then repay the mortgage back over a 20 year term”. Hanner says that all the families who have bought their home from the Mayfield-Graves County Habitat for Humanity affiliate are current on their mortgages and take excellent care of their homes.
According to Habitat for Humanity, the current home being built is located in Mayfield. It will have four bedrooms and two baths. The final cost of the home is estimated to be about $60,000.
Pictured from left (back row) – Will Elliott, Elliott Construction; Joe Hansen, HFHI board member; John Elliott, Elliott Construction; Tim Beck, HFHI board member; Wayne Potts, HFHI board member; Jessie Ward, Lowes HR Manager; Vicki Harrell, Lowes Administrative Manager; Dexter Coomer, Lowes General Manager / (front row) Amanda Janes, HFHI board member; Teresa Cantrell, HFHI board member
For more information contact: Connie Hanner, 270-243-0007.
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