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Building On / Berto Hernandez

Habitat for Humanity’s Largest Regional Building Effort Concludes November 7
With Home Dedication Ceremonies

WHAT:

  • On Saturday, November 7, several Chicago area Habitat for Humanity affiliates will turn partner families in to homeowners as the nonprofits present house keys to these hardworking individuals, who will settle in to their new homes just in time for Thanksgiving.
  • Since June 5, together in a regional effort, Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Chicagoland coordinated more than 200 build days in the region’s largest building blitz to date, Building On!
  • Building On! has been successful in raising nearly $500,000 and close to 750 new volunteers, who joined the thousands who helped build these homes.
  • In the last two years, Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity has provided more than $1.3 million in financial and in-kind support to affiliates to help increase the capacity to serve more families throughout the Chicagoland area.
  • Media are invited to attend the Building On! home dedication and learn more about Habitat for Humanity in Chicagoland. Learn more at www.chicagolandhabitat.org/buildingon and follow #BuildingOn2015.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 1 to 2 p.m.

WHERE:

VISUALS:            

  • Home dedication ceremony
  • Habitat for Humanity presenting house keys to partner family
  • Tour (inside and out) of a finished Habitat for Humanity home

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Habitat for Humanity Lake County Executive Director Julie Donovan
  • Partner Family Filiberto “Berto” Hernandez and daughter Lluvia (will receive a home)
  • Executive Vice President of Wintrust Mortgage and Chicagoland HFH Board Member Bob Shield  

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