Habitat volunteers help build home

Volunteers from the Cumberland Valley Business Alliance helped Habitat for Humanity start a project in Waynesboro. PROVIDED PHOTO

WAYNESBORO–A group of volunteers from the Cumberland Valley Business Alliance convened on a 1900s farmhouse on Highland Avenue recently to kick off the latest Habitat for Humanity project. The volunteers began work on interior demo as well as working on improving curb appeal.

The property was purchased in September for $102,000. The Franklin County Redevelopment Authority contributed $40,000 to help Habitat with the acquisition.

The group of volunteers with CVBA were the first to work on the home, but won’t be the last.

“Due to the extent of renovations we estimate the project will take a full 12 months to complete,” said Mark Story, community engagement director of Habitat. “This will also allow for plentiful volunteer opportunities.”

Habitat homes are partnerships and the family that will be purchase the home will invest more than 300 hours of “sweat equity.” Story said Habitat has a family in mind, but hasn’t confirmed with them yet.

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