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Montco Habitat for Humanity dedicates home Feb. 25

Montco Habitat for Humanity dedicates home Feb. 25

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Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County will dedicate its 51st Habitat home at noon on Saturday, Feb. 25.

The house is at 408 Beech Street in Pottstown.

The public is invited to attend the free ceremony.

Carla Day, the new home’s owner, will give a tour of the house. A reception will be held afterward across the street at Bethel AME Church.

Parking is available at Empire Fire Company at 76 North Franklin Street in the borough.

Day is “a hardworking mother who has encountered many challenges and adversities over the years - and many blessings,” wrote a Habitat for Humanity spokeswoman in an email.

Originally from the Pottstown area, she lived outside the United States for a time, but has realized her dream of home ownership by buying a Habitat house.

To her, it seems like "coming home," the spokeswoman wrote.

"All of us at Habitat of Montgomery County have been impressed with the cheerful optimism and remarkable determination Carla has exhibited throughout completing her required 200 hours of 'sweat equity,' especially in light of doing so in .. under three months," said Jean Ford, the nonprofit’s director of family services. "She has an extraordinary spirit."

Habitat's mission is to eliminate poverty housing. In partnership with “caring individuals and organizations, Habitat constructs simple, decent, affordable homes and empowers hardworking, low-income families to become homeowners by providing no-interest mortgages,” the email said.

For information, call 610-278-7710 or visit www.habitatmontco.org.

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