Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity Dedicates Home Builders Care Build

April Nelson with her children on the day the first wall went up on her future home.

Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity and Home Builders Care Foundation will hand a new homeowner their house keys for the first time at tonight’s Home Builders Care Build with Habitat Dedication. At 5:30 pm, volunteers, Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity representatives, Home Builders Association representatives and members, Home Builders Care Foundation representatives, and, of course, the excited partner family will gather at 902 27th Street North in Fargo to honor the hard work, the generous financial backing and the community support that made this home possible.

The homebuyers—April Nelson and her children Blake and Brooke—are more than a little eager to move into their new home.  They have completed more than 250 hours of “sweat equity” helping to build the home, a basic tenet of Habitat for Humanity.  They will repay the no-profit mortgage over a period of 30 years, illustrating Habitat for Humanity’s objective to give families a “hand up” rather than a “hand out.

“It is amazing. One of my biggest dreams has been to own my house. We have had to move so much. My daughter has been in five different schools,” April Nelson says. “I can’t wait to move in to my house!”

The Nelson Family on the steps of their new North Fargo home.

This new home is a result of a partnership between Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity and the charitable arm of the Home Builders Association of Fargo Moorhead- the Home Builders Care Foundation of Fargo Moorhead.  Called the Home Builders Care Build with Habitat, this build was made possible thanks to generous donations of materials, funds, and labor from Home Builders Association members as well as countless volunteers from our community. Many of these volunteers were able to work alongside the new homeowner as April Nelson contributed her “sweat equity” hours.

“If it weren’t for the [Home Builders Association] members and Habitat, I would have never been able to buy a home,” Nelson shares. “I would like to thank the members and volunteers and donors so much. This means the world to my kids and me.”

You’re invited to join the Nelson Family and Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity at the dedication.

When: Monday, October 15th at 5:30 pm

Where: Home Builders Care Home: 902 27th Street North, Fargo

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