Habitat for Humanity Open House at Latest Project

The Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County, in cooperation with the Chambersburg Area Development Corporation, is inviting the public to tour its latest project, the home on South 2nd Street and sign their name to the project, literally.

On June 1, from noon to 7 p.m. at 153 South Second Street, the public are invited to tour the latest housing project and sign their names and write messages of hope and support for the family on the interior walls, which will be preserved for the family after drywall is added.



“I want the community to be able to sign their name to this project, have some ownership of the project, and wish the family well because it takes an entire community to eliminate poverty housing,” said Thomas Reardon, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County.

This home is sponsored in part by the Chambersburg Area Development Corporation’s Home Again project, which works with Habitat for Humanity to refurbish a home within the borough and pursues the organizations mission to focus on “shelter as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty,” Reardon said.

With the support of the community, through time, money and prayer support, Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County has been an affiliate of the international Christian non-profit since 1994 and has built over 30 homes in Franklin County. Each Habitat homeowner family chosen are granted no-profit, low to no-interest loans for the home held by Habitat and families commit a minimum of 250 “sweat equity” hours to Habitat.

Come enjoy light refreshments and learn how the support of the community has made a difference in Franklin County.

For more information, visit www.habitatfranklinpa.org or call the Habitat office at 717-267-1899.