Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity’s new affiliate in Union County celebrates a home dedication in 2017.

Shown, from left to right, are A.C. Martin, Reverend Keith Morrison, Jim Vaughan, Temeka Briggs, Taylon Briggs, Bob Love, Paul Davis, Barbara Rippy,and Dell Mitchell.

The Briggs were the recipients of the Habitat house while the others pictured are members of the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. UNION — Union County’s Habitat for Humanity affiliate is celebrating a successful 2017 while also forecasting an even bigger year ahead according to Bob Love, president of its local board.

Union County’s Habitat affiliate operates as an independent nonprofit organization in partnership Habitat for Humanity International which was founded in 1976 with the vision of eliminating substandard housing and making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Love says Habitat for Humanity of Union County has dedicated two homes for local families within recent months.

Families are selected based on need, income and willingness to partner with Habitat. After completing financial counseling and 200 hours of “sweat equity,” they receive affordable mortgages with monthly payments averaging $300. Read more from…

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