Habitat celebrates construction of 90 homes in DuPage County with dedication
Hanover Park welcomes new family to community
Hanover Park, IL (April 25, 2018) — DuPage Habitat for Humanity celebrated the construction of its 90th home at a dedication ceremony Friday, April 20, 2018, on Farnham Court in Hanover Park. The new homeowners, Mayra and Luis Espino, thanked all those who worked so hard to help them reach this goal. Nearly 300 volunteers contributed over 4,300 hours of their time to help build the home.
Mayor Rod Craig (Hanover Park), donors, volunteers, staff and friends surrounded the Espinos as they joined in the celebration of this milestone. The Espinos had performed 500 sweat equity hours working on their home, and the homes of others, as a requirement for becoming Habitat homeowners. As part of the ceremony, Dave Neary, Executive Director of DuPage Habitat for Humanity, lead a prayer of blessings on the Espinos and their new home and presented the family with a bible.
At the end of the ceremony, the Espinos cut the ribbon that hung across the doorway and were invited supporters inside for a tour of their new home.
“We are so grateful for all of the hard work that everyone put into making this our home,” said Mayra Espino.
DuPage Habitat for Humanity was able to build the home to Energy Star Standards, and sell it at an affordable price, thanks to the support of our sponsors, volunteers and donors.
To learn more about DuPage Habitat for Humanity individual and team volunteer opportunities for upcoming builds, contact Jennifer Taff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-510-3737.
About DuPage Habitat for Humanity
DuPage Habitat was founded in 1995 by Dick and Florence Nogaj as a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical, Christian movement dedicated to building and selling homes in partnership with limited-income, working families. Governed by a local volunteer board of directors, DuPage Habitat lowers homebuilding costs by relying primarily on volunteer time to build and renovate homes, to run many of our critical operations and to provide supportive services to our partner families. Since 1995, DuPage Habitat has partnered with the community to serve 141 families to date through affordable homeownership and critical home repairs across DuPage County.
Above Photo: (Left to right) George Mulligan, Luis Espino, Mayra Espino, Mayor Rod Craig, Dave Neary, and Amy Clark