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Habitat for Humanity of Summit County to host first home dedication in Cuyahoga Falls Feb. 25

February 21, 2018 GMT

Habitat for Humanity of Summit County to host first home dedication in Cuyahoga Falls Feb. 25

AKRON, Ohio — Habitat for Humanity of Summit County and its community partners will dedicate two houses to two families in Cuyahoga Falls at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25.

The event will mark the first time the nonprofit has dedicated homes in Cuyahoga Falls. The public is invited to attend the home dedication at 741 and 749 Magnolia Ave.

Volunteers, sponsors, family and friends will be in attendance to dedicate the houses to the Thomas and Walker families.

The dedication will include short speeches, a blessing of the homes and a presentation of house keys to the families who will live in the residences.

Akisha Walker and Keith and Tanesha Thomas and were accepted into Habitat for Humanity’s home ownership program after hearing about it from family friends and coworkers.

Progress of the families’ home construction can be viewed at hfhsummitcounty.org/current-builds.

Habitat for Humanity of Summit County has built over 199 homes to more than 200 adults and 375 children since 1986.

The organization partners with people in need to improve their living conditions. Those who apply for a Habitat Home must complete 250 “sweat equity” hours by assisting with building their home and the homes of others.

Families must also attend classroom sessions held by Habitat for Humanity and volunteer with nonprofits.

The process of building a home for a family takes between one to two years.

Visit hfhsummitcounty.org or call 330-745-7734 to learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Summit County and ways to volunteer or donate.

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