Habitat for Humanity Dedicates a Home for The Holidays

Celebrating the transition of the home to new residents Mykenda Harvey and daughter Charlotte (second and third from left) are EMHH treasurer Dottie Ashmore, board chairman Ernie King, and CEO Jane Merolla.

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Just in time for Christmas, Endless Mountains Habitat for Humanity (EMHH) board chairman Ernie King handed new homeowner Mykenda Harvey keys to the home of her dreams. For the past few months prior to that happy event, Ms. Harvey joined Habitat staff and volunteers to help rehabilitate the house she and her daughter now call home.

The COVID-19 lock down put a damper on EMHH’s building plans. As a result, the organization hasn’t produced a new home since 2018. “We’re making up for lost time” said Jane Merolla, CEO. “Historically speaking, Endless Mountains Habitat for Humanity produced one newly built or rehabilitated home every two years and we’re now beating that record.”

EMHH is presently working on another home rehabilitation with an additional family partner which is slated for completion by March of this year. Following that project, the Wyoming County nonprofit will begin a third undertaking, building a new home in April. The nonprofit’s mission is to make home ownership possible for economically challenged Wyoming County residents who could never own a home by any other means.

About Endless Mountains Habitat for Humanity –As an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Endless Mountains Habitat believes in a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We create opportunities for families to transform their lives, gaining the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better future. Working together as a community, we build homes with affordable mortgages, repair and renovate existing homes, counsel first-time homebuyers, and work to revitalize the Endless Mountains.

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