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5 Things to Know About Habitat for Humanity

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Today, the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity will hold a ceremony to open another house in Bridgewater for a family in need. The organization will dedicate a home on Southside Avenue for a family from Mercer County. And in honor of that, we present five facts about Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity.

  • Completed homes—Since July 2010, Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity has dedicated for those in need, in addition to another one that was dedicated in 1994.
  • Homes all over area—The organization has dedicated homes in several other Somerset and Mercer County towns, including Manville, Franklin, Bernardsville, Lambertville and others.
  • New homeowners help build—Those who qualify for a new home through the program also volunteer of their time, putting in 250 hours to build their own home and others being constructed in the area. It is a team effort.
  • Zero-interest mortgage—Although new residents are required to provide the funds for maintenance and other costs of the new house, they are provided with a zero-interest mortgage when they move in to help them get off their feet.
  • Plans continue—After the Bridgewater homes are complete, the organization will move forward with plans for Kingwood homes and those to be built in 2013 and beyond.

To get involved in the organization, or find information, visit the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity website.

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