Rotary breaks ground on Habitat home The club is funding the construction of a low-cost home including the supply of labour as part of Habitat for Humanity’s mission to provide affordable housing to the underprivileged families.

On hand for the groundbreaking ceremony are, from left, Rotary Club of Kerrville President Robin Miears, Past Presidents Stephanie Miller, Kim Clarkson and Habitat for Humanity Board Member and Rotarian Judy Eychner.
On hand for the groundbreaking ceremony are, from left, Rotary Club of Kerrville President Robin Miears, Past Presidents Stephanie Miller, Kim Clarkson and Habitat for Humanity Board Member and Rotarian Judy Eychner.

Habitat for Humanity Kerr County recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a new home in the Maud Jennings subdivision, a project sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kerrville.

The Rotary Club of Kerrville (Texas, US – RID 5840) has provided the funding and will provide labour for this future home.

The commitment to this project began with past-president Kim Clarkson and was approved by subsequent club presidents to provide the necessary funds.

“The Rotary Club of Kerrville donated $30,000 for the construction of this home. When I was Rotary Club president, our board agreed to raise money for three years to make the dream of home ownership available to a family in need. It is very exciting to see our club’s vision become a reality,” Clarkson said.

The groundbreaking was recently held at 123 Glenn Court in the new Maud Jennings subdivision (off Legion Drive between Meadow View Lane and Meeker Road).

Habitat for Humanity Kerr County, organised in 1989, has built and sold more than 109 homes to local low-income families.

It is a non­profit construction and mortgage company with a mission to provide affordable home ownership with a “hand up, not a hand out” model of service.

Habitat Kerr County’s mission statement is “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.”

Habitat Kerr County is affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International, a worldwide organisation whose mission is to eliminate substandard housing in our world.

Source: Hill Country Community Journal

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