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Habitat for Humanity featured at Chamber 4th Friday luncheon

PROCTORVILLE— A new partnership is on the radar for the Huntington Area Habitat for Humanity.

“Coming up, we’ll be working for the first time ever with a program called ‘A Brush with Kindness,’” David Michael, Habitat’s executive director he said. “It is an exterior only minor home repair. The first one we are doing with them is in Chesapeake.”

Michael was the guest speaker at this month’s Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Fourth Friday luncheon at Ohio University Southern-Proctorville Center.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit ecumenical Christian ministry that builds homes for those in need, requiring the future homeowner to invest in what the organization calls “sweat equity.” Homeowners must put in a specified number of hours on job sites to be part of the program.

Michael talked about all of the projects that Habitat for Humanity does and the new efforts of the Habitat in Lawrence County.

“We partner with families in need of better living,” he said. “We just completed our first house in Lawrence County last year in Miller. We’ve been approved to work in Lawrence County since June of 2012.”

Habitat for Humanity gives people not only the opportunity of new home construction, but home repairs as well.

Michael has been the executive director and CEO of the Huntington area Habitat for Humanity since Aug. 1, 2006.