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Habitat for Humanity’s Annual Fundraising Dinner June 5 Supports Three New Homes in Avery County

May 17, 2012. The Avery County Habitat for Humanity’s 2012 Annual Fundraising Dinner will be at Crossnore First Baptist Church Gym, 220 East Crossnore Drive, Crossnore, on Tuesday, June 5 at 6 p.m. The event is catered by Daniel Boone Inn and music is provided by the Mountain Laurels.

Tickets are available at the ReStore in Newland, the office in Elk Park and from board members and staff, $20 prior or $25 at the door. Tickets can be ordered via email or phone and then picked up at the door for the $20 price. RSVP before June 1 for this option.

Support will help Avery County Habitat for Humanity continue to build three new homes in Avery County this year.

 What is Avery County Habitat for Humanity?

Avery County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry seeking to eliminate poverty housing, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all walks of life to work together to build houses with families in need. Since it’s start in 1991, Avery Habitat has built 30 homes, changing the lives of over 133 men, women and children.

What does Avery County Habitat For Humanity do and how does it work?

Habitat for Humanity is not a charity or a give away program. Habitat for Humanity builds houses with Avery County families in need. Volunteer labor is used to build houses to keep building costs low for Habitat families. Partner families pay a down payment and a monthly payment on a 0 percent interest, 20 year mortgage. They also invest hundreds of hours of their own labor – sweat equity – into building their own houses and the houses of others. As Habitat homeowners pay their mortgages, the money goes into a revolving fund that helps build houses with other families. Avery Habitat tithes 10 percent of contributions to help build houses in Guatemala.

For more info, call Melanie Burgin, Avery County Habitat for Humanity Office & Programs Manager at (828) 733-1909, or visit www.averycohfh.org