Habitat for Humanity builds home for Tenkiller veterans | news


Habitat for Humanity volunteers are building a home for a veteran and a widow. Habitat House # 30 is at Tenkiller Harbor, where one of them owned vacant lots.

“We need both skilled and unskilled volunteers to help with all stages of construction,” said Ty Hemken, site manager. “If you are unskilled, we can match you with a qualified person to work as a team.”

Those interested can register at www.tahlequahhabitat.org or call 918-453-1332 for more information. The blueprint is listed on the website where volunteers can sign up for anything they want. The United Methodist Circle of Care helped by enabling volunteers to park their RVs at their facility near the construction site.

Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity celebrated its 30th anniversary of house construction in 2020.

“We recently increased our builds to complete two houses a year plus lots of house repairs,” said Executive Director Linda Cheatham. “A lot of people think a Habitat home is free, but it isn’t. Any home or repair owner will pay back an affordable mortgage at below market rates.”

Tahlequah Habitat for Humanity is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit Christian housing ministry that builds and repairs homes for low-income and very low-income families in Cherokee County. The office is located at 816 S. College Ave. and the program is open to all low-income, good-credit people. Call or drop by for more information. Donations can be made, sent in or paid for via the website.


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