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Good vibes: NP Habitat unveils its 50th home

November 18, 2017

The North Platte Habitat for Humanity presented the keys to its 50th house to its new resident on Friday.

Hillary Turner said she would be moving into the home at 820 S. Griffith Ave. that very day.

Turner is a North Platte transplant from England. When asked what brought her to Nebraska, she said she decided to move here after her daughter met and married a man from Brady. She came to visit them several times before making the decision to stay.

“My family is here now,” Turner said.

Habitat Executive Director Dalene Skates said work on this home began in May. It is the 50th house Habitat has built in North Platte. More than 112,000 volunteer hours have gone into building those 50 homes.

Turner said receiving a Habitat home is a unique experience.

“People have pride in their home because they’ve seen it grow from scratch,” she said.

She also believes her home is a special one.

“I think it will have good vibes,” she said. “The whole time while we were building it, there was always laughter. It was a big family group. A lot of love has gone into it.”