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Old Cutler Church Builds Home for the Lopez Family
Published Saturday, April 2, 2016

LOPEZ FAMILY RECEIVE KEYS TO NEW HABITAT HOMES IN MIAMI Community leaders, supporters and volunteers gather for home dedication ceremony

Habitat for Humanity of Miami, Inc., along with community leaders, supporters, homeowner families and friends, celebrated the completion of construction on a brand new home at a dedication ceremony in Miami on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Home sponsors for Habitat for Humanity Miami’s build include WSVN- TV Channel 7, Publix Super Markets Charities, Lorraine Thomas, The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation and Premier Beverage. During the ceremony, the sponsors were able to congratulate and hand over the ceremonial keys to the new homeowners: the Lopez Family.

“Many of these sponsors have been long-time supporters of Habitat Miami, and thanks to their passion, commitment and generosity we have been able to make the dream of safe, affordable home ownership a reality for this deserving family,” said Larry Ames, Deacon at Old Cutler Presbyterian Church.

Following the dedication ceremony, attendees were able to tour the new three-bedroom, two-bathroom, single-family home, which was made possible due to generous sponsors, donated materials, volunteer labor, and the dedication and commitment of the members of Old Cutler Presbyterian Church.

“I am so proud and blessed to have a new home to call my own,” said Michael Lopez, the new homeowner. “I was there every step of the way and helped with everything from the foundation to the roof of my home.”

Like all Habitat homeowners, these families contributed a minimum of 500 hours of “sweat equity” working on the construction of their home and the homes of others and participated in educational programs designed to strengthen the entire family and help to ensure their success as new homeowners. The new homeowners will continue to make monthly payments on a low-cost, no-interest mortgage, which in turn will go toward building more Habitat for Humanity Miami homes.

About Habitat Miami

Celebrating more than 50 years of building houses, building hope in Miami Dade County, Habitat for Humanity of Miami is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing ministry that has successfully built more than 500 homes. Dedicated to eradicating substandard housing by building simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with low and very-low income families in need, Habitat for Humanity is a catalyst for individual and community transformation.

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