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Hattiesburg Habitat to HOLD open house & Dedicate 64th Home

Hattiesburg - On Friday, June 26, 2015, Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity will hold an Open House at their 64th Home. This Open House is an opportunity for all Sponsors and Donors who have contributed to this build to view the home. The public is also invited. Individuals and Groups seeking to learn more about Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity will have an opportunity to meet the Partner Family, tour the home, and ask questions about the Mission of Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity.

Please join us on Friday, June 26th beginning at 6:30 pm to learn more about Hattiesburg Habitat and the families we serve at 207 North 23rd Avenue, Hattiesburg.

2 X 4s will be available at both events for Individuals or Groups wishing to join 2 x 4 x U.

On Saturday, June 27, 2015, Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity will hold a house dedication for their 64th home and the public is invited to attend this celebration. Habitat holds a dedication celebration to mark the end of construction and bless the home just before the family purchases their home from Habitat for Humanity. This house will be home to The Washam Family. This beautiful house is a result of the hard work of volunteers from all over the United States and beyond. This house was built in partnership with United Way of Southeast Mississippi, Valspar Paint, Economy Supply, Whirlpool Appliances, Lowe’s, Dow, Boral Brick, Armor Insulation, Camp Shelby Office of Family Services, and several other community partners. In addition to local volunteers including students from the University of Southern Mississippi, Petal High School, William Carey University, Jones County Junior College, and Lucky Day Scholars; Collegiate Challenge groups from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, the University of Illinois – Urbana, Concordia College, Georgetown University, the University of Texas – Austin, the University of Maryland, Missouri University of Science and technology, University of Wisconsin – Parkside, and Walter Payton College Prep.

Ms. Geneal Washam is a single mother of 3 children and was struggling to make ends meet with the demand of high rent not leaving her money for survival necessities. Geneal is employed with the Ellisville State School where she works in the reimbursement office. She is well loved by her family, friends, church and coworkers and very excited to be getting a new home. Geneal is mostly excited that she now has a place to call her own and where her three children can enjoy their life and maybe get that puppy they have been wanting for a while.

Please join us on Saturday, June 27th beginning at 10 am, to celebrate this accomplishment with the Washam family at 207 North 23rd Avenue, Hattiesburg.

If you or someone you know would like to make a donation of materials or services to Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity, please contact Laura Goodwin-Wright, Resource Development Manager at 601-582-4663 ext. 15 or

About Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity

Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing organization committed to assisting families in need by providing the life-changing opportunity of having simple, decent affordable housing in partnership with a team of enthusiastic volunteers and staff guided by Christian values. Since 1990, our ministry has provided a hand-up, not a hand-out to families in the Hattiesburg Area. Habitat volunteers build and repair houses in partnership with low-income families. Upon completion, the families repay the cost of services through ZERO interest loans and at no profit to Hattiesburg Area Habitat. For more information about how to get involved, visit or call the Habitat office at 601-582-4663.



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