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Habitat for Humanity – house dedication ceremony

The Muscatine County Habitat for Humanity Board, with the help of local businesses and officials, presented Heather Whitlow and her son, Isaac, with the keys to their new home on Friday, March 1, 2013.  Whitlow, a 2002 Muscatine High School graduate, was joined by nearly 50 guests at a candle lighting ceremony to welcome the family to the house they helped build.

Heather Withlow and son, Isaac, are joined by Rep. Mark Lofgren (R-Muscatine), Mike Batenhorst- Muscatine County Habitat for Humanity board member, Judy Brotherton- Habitat for Humanity chair of church relations committee, Tom Curry of Muscatine, and Janet Hamilton- chair of Habitat for Humanity’s family selection committee. (Photo courtesy of Muscatine Journal/Cynthia Beaudette)

Heather Withlow and son, Isaac, are joined by Rep. Mark Lofgren (R-Muscatine), Mike Batenhorst- Muscatine County Habitat for Humanity board member, Judy Brotherton- Habitat for Humanity chair of church relations committee, Tom Curry of Muscatine, and Janet Hamilton- chair of Habitat for Humanity’s family selection committee. (Photo courtesy of Muscatine Journal/Cynthia Beaudette)

 

Kent Corporation served as the building partner for the house, the ninth built by Muscatine County Habitat for Humanity.  Local church groups and 74 Kent Corporation employees volunteered their time and services throughout the construction process.

 

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing ministry that builds housing for families needing housing.  With the help of volunteers and donors, Habitat for Humanity has been able to serve more than 3 million people across the world.