Ground Breaking Ceremony

07/20/2011

For Immediate Release     

Henderson County Habitat for Humanity
Contact Person: Hoyt Bynum, Jr.
Phone: 828-694-0340
E-Mail: hbynum@bellsouth.net

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Hendersonville, NC - July 18, 2011 - Henderson County Habitat for Humanity will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, August 9 at 10:00 a.m. for their new community, Dodd Meadows. This new community is named in honor of Steven Dodd who served as the affiliate’s president from 2003 through 2008. HCHFH plans a showcase community to provide homes for 85 families with an estimated 300 children. The development will consist of three and four bedroom homes and ten two bedroom duplexes designed for senior and disabled persons. Dodd Meadows will be comprised of park areas, sidewalks, a clubhouse, walking trails, ponds and bright cottage architectural homes. “The street names in this development will honor volunteers and past contributors to the affiliate, said Hoyt Bynum, Executive Director
 
The public is invited to attend this special ceremony. The property is located at the corner of Blue Ridge and Crest Road in East Flat Rock, NC. Local and state dignitaries, Habitat Board of Directors and its Executive Director, volunteers, supporters and friends will participate in the ceremony.
 
HCHFH is presently engaged in a $1 Million Dollar Capital Campaign to provide funding for infrastructure and the first phase of Dodd Meadows.  
 
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian housing organization. Our mission is to build quality homes, create strong communities, and change lives by partnering with volunteers, professional staff, and eligible families living in substandard housing.
 
The Henderson County affiliate works in partnership with volunteers to build decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to Habitat's partner families, at no profit and with no interest charged. Partner families invest a minimum of 400 hours of their own labor - sweat equity - into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments gointo a revolving fund that Habitat uses to build more houses.

More information about Habitat for Humanity can be found at
www.habit-hvl.org or by calling the office at (828) 694-0340. Monetary donations can be mailed to HCHFH (Campaign), 1111 Keith Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.