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Habitat for Humanity kicks off build and repairs on Drover Street

Habitat for Humanity is making its way out to Huntington to revive one of the communities there. They worked on the first home of several in the Drover Street area.

Posted: Sep 30, 2018 4:37 PM
Updated: Oct 1, 2018 6:25 AM

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WFFT)-The merger of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne and Huntington County is giving Drover Street a new look. They recognized a need here and now they're doing a build and repair project.

"Window repair, fences, and landscaping. A true revitalization effort is happening here on this community, so in a months time, three months time this street will look beautiful and polished up with a house we built," Regional Development Manager for Habitat for Humanity Jennifer Vanderpool said.

Habitat for Humanity is doing five repair projects and building a home for Huntington local Darian Lavine.

"We had the fire chief out here, the mayor out here, they all came out bright and early this morning, and were putting hammer and nails, and they put all the walls up of the house. It's amazing. The progress is amazing," Vanderpool added.

Lavine said being the owner of the kick off home is an honor.

"I've always wanted me and my children to have our own house. I never could really afford much especially being a young mom of two children, so it's been a little rough. We've always just been in apartments, so this has been amazing," new home owner Darian Lavine said.

She's no stranger to the area, living nearby on Charles Street. With all the recent changes to attract more residents in Huntington, she's excited to see what's next.

"The last couple years I feel like there's been a lot coming on down here. Making more of this side of town alive with the splash park. They've got the bikes and the bike trails, so it's been kind of nice to spark this side up a little bit more," Lavine added.

If you would like to help with this project, or for additional opportunities with Habitat for Humanity, opportunities will be available throughout the Fall.

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