Tuesday, 25 September 2018 18:06

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BELFAST - There's lots of people contributing to the latest Habitat for Humanity building project in Waldo County. Volunteers from Bank of America were at the site earlier today to help.

 "It is almost entirely volunteer powered," said Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County Exec. Director Meg Klingelhofer. "We have one employee and 300 volunteers who make this happen."

 

This will be the Waldo County Habitat's fifth house in 10 years. The organization is helping to create affordable housing for those who need it.

 

"It's building the homes and helping break the cycle that keeps someone from being able to move ahead financially," said Klingelhofer.

 

Bank of America has been a key grant giver for all of the Waldo County Habitat's building projects. Volunteers from the bank and many other places have dedicated a lot of time to make this project possible.

 

"The caravanners from Texas and Carolina, and it's quite amazing to see those people up here," said future homeowner Michael Curtis.

 

Curtis and his son hope to be moved into the home by the end of December.

Alex Bobbyn

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