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Putnam County Family Of 4 Moving Into Habitat For Humanity Home

Reported: May. 1, 2014 3:26 PM EDT
Updated: May. 1, 2014 3:38 PM EDT
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HURRICANE, W.Va. (Rachel Tarr) – A Putnam County family is getting ready to move into their new Habitat for Humanity home.

A bank owned this home in Hurricane for a couple of years before Habitat for Humanity started working on it. Habitat helps families who might not be able to afford it become homeowners. But the organization doesn't just give the homes away. The family has to put in 500 hours of work on the project.

"We strongly believe in the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King, who said if you're invested in your community you tend to protect that community,” Shawn Means, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam County. “Habitat for Humanity definitely invests the family in the community.”

A family of four is moving in this house next week. Means said people in the neighborhood were extremely supportive while this house was being remodeled.

-- Photo is of Shawn Means, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam County



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