McAllen South Rotary Club partners with Habitat for Humanity of the RGV to build a home in McAllen

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McAllen South Rotary donated $25,000 to Habitat for Humanity of the Rio Grande Valley in support of affordable housing. The “Wall Raising Ceremony” is the signature Habitat for Humanity experience, as it represents the first major step in the construction of the new home for the family. McAllen South Rotary Club members, the Velazquez Family, and community leaders will be lifting the walls and beginning the frame of the home Saturday, November 16 at 10:00 a.m.

WHAT: Wall Raising Ceremony

WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 10:00 AM

WHERE: 2057 Lindberg Circle E, McAllen

About Habitat for Humanity of the Rio Grande Valley

Since 1988, Habitat for Humanity of the Rio Grande Valley has been dedicated to building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Working in partnership with God, Habitat changes lives by enabling people who live in substandard housing to become responsible homeowners. With two locations in the Rio Grande Valley, the McAllen ReStore is located at 412 W. Ash Ave., off Business 83 and the Harlingen ReStore is located at 502 N 1st Street. Habitat is responsible for the construction of over 160 homes throughout the Valley. Habitat offers a “hand up” and not a “hand out” to low-income families from the four-county region. Family partners must be hard-working, low-income residents that may not be able to qualify for a traditional mortgage.

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About Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation, and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions, and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.

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