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Habitat for Humanity dedicates 14th home in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) --The latest Habitat for Humanity home was dedicated Monday morning  in Jonesboro.

At one time the house located at 809 West  Monroe street was on the cities list for demolition. The house was given to Habitat for Humanity by the owner and reconstruction began.

With a snip of the big scissors, Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin officially dedicated the 14th habitat home in Jonesboro.

The reconstruction has been done totally with volunteer effort literally from the ground up. The outside will be kept true to the neighborhood but the inside will be totally remodeled to reflect a modern home.

MG Meyering, the CEO of the Greater Jonesboro Habitat for Humanity says the volunteers come from all walks of life.

Meyering, "Our volunteers are corporate people who come out to work for Saturdays, or Fridays or whenever they want to. And then we have a stash of volunteers who come out and work with us every Saturday."

Using volunteer labor, the remodeling process is kind of slow but the house is expected to be ready for occupancy in the next 3 or 4 months.

New owner Mia Moore who has been taking part in the reconstruction says she never thought she would be able to own her own home. 

Moore, "Watching it come from something that wasn't even liveable to this. Even the first coat of paint I got excited you know what I mean. It's just exciting to know that me and my son had a hand in doing this."

A habitat home is sold for little money or sometimes no money down to buyers at a very low interest rate.

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