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February 21, 2014

E.B. family moves into 'Home Sweet (Habitat) Home'

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

Dyche said homes built through Habitat for Humanity are done so by “sweat equity.”

“The houses are not free,” Dyche said. “The family pays a mortgage like anyone else, but their money goes back into the Habitat and funds the next house.”

The recipient families also have to purchase the materials for the home, although the labor is supplied by volunteers.

“My dad was here every day,” she said. “He kept the deliveries coming, made sure things were here when they were supposed to be, and we couldn’t have done this without his help.”

Besides the actual construction of the home, volunteers also helped with completion of the interior. Volunteers from Buddenberg’s church, First Baptist Church of East Bernstadt, also chipped in.

“A man from our church built the porch, and a friend of mine came out and painted, cleaned, and even hung the blinds over the windows,” Buddenberg said. “Someone else came and did the electric wiring and someone volunteered to do the plumbing.”

While the family plan to move into their new home this week, Buddenberg didn’t forget to mention the hospitality of her parents over the past six years.

“It was a blessing to stay with them, but this is a wonderful fresh start in our new home. This truly is a house built from love.”

 

njohnson@sentinel-echo.com

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