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Proctorville property to be site of Lawrence County’s first Habitat for Humanity home

Published 12:59am Sunday, September 30, 2012


PROCTORVILLE — Huntington WV Area Habitat for Humanity will purchase its first parcel of property in Lawrence County on Monday in observance of World Habitat Day.

Representatives from Huntington WV Area Habitat for Humanity will present a check to Lawrence County Treasurer Stephen Burcham starting at 2 p.m. The check presentation will occur at 1204 County Road 411, Proctorville; the site of the property to be purchased.

Habitat for Humanity’s theme for World Habitat Day 2012, “Many Homes, One Community,” highlights the vital role that decent, affordable housing plays in community stabilization and development. The focus is on the importance of homeownership in a neighborhood’s progress.

Beginning on Monday and continuing throughout October and November, Habitat for Humanity and affiliated organizations will host hundreds of local events — from flash mobs to parades, contests, housing forums and everything in between — to draw attention to the need for safe, decent, affordable shelter for all.

The two-month observance of the need for safe, decent and affordable shelter and the pivotal role of housing in community development will culminate with Habitat’s flagship annual event, the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. The 29th annual Carter Work Project returns to Haiti as part of its two-year effort to strengthen and support Habitat’s work there.

The United Nations established World Habitat Day in 1985 to spotlight the need for adequate shelter worldwide.

On the first Monday in October each year, Habitat for Humanity affiliates and national organizations speak about taking action to change the systems, policies and attitudes that lead to poverty housing, and engaging partners in solutions.

Huntington WV Area Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical, Christian ministry, whose mission is to partner with qualified families in need, and provide them the opportunity for safe, decent, and affordable housing.

For more information on how to become involved or volunteer, please call (304) 523-4822, visit us online at or follow us on Facebook at Huntington WV Area Habitat for Humanity.

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