Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County, MO, held a ground breaking ceremony, on June 16, for the non-profit's first northern Jefferson County project.
The home will be at 18 Waybridge Court, in Fenton, and is the non-profit's 21st home, a news release said. The project will benefit Matthew and Destiny Lynch and their children Pyper and Damian.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is financing 55 percent of the the project. It is the institution's fourth sponsorship in four years, the news release said.
Habitat for Humanity will contribute 35 percent of the cost, and the remaining 10 percent will come from Lutheran congregations in Jefferson County and can come in the form of gifts or in cash, the news release said.
Most importantly, the congregations are providing all the labor needed for the project. The churches have reserved all the Saturdays, except for nine, required to build the home. The Fenton United Methodist congregation reserved four days and the church members are excited about having Habitat building in their neighborhood.
The foundation was poured on June 13 and the crews' first construction day was June 23.
To assure the home is completed by the December deadline, the construction leader will schedule a few occasional work days, that require extra volunteers, in the middle of a week.
Anyone interested in building with Habitat during the week should visit www.habitatjeffcomo.org and complete a volunteer form under the “how you can help” tab or call the office in Crystal City at 636-933-3606.