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Habitat for Humanity NEMI expanding to Oscoda County; event Thursday

Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan was founded as Habitat for Humanity Alpena in 1989, merged with Habitat Alcona County in 2011 and Habitat Presque Isle in 2014.

With the addition of Oscoda County, HFHNEMI’s geographic area will increase to over 6,630 square miles. During the past 30 + years HFHNEMI has built and/or renovated over 70 new homes and performed hundreds of “critical home repairs,” according to Executive Director Ted Fines. “None of this could have been acomplished without our dedicated staff and board but also the involvement of the community by donating their treasures (money/product) or their talents (volunteering).”

HFHNEMI has eight full-time staff at its office and ReStore located in the City of Alpena.

“We look forward to the opportunity to serve Oscoda County and their residents and continue (and increase) providing the level of Habitat services that the community expects and deserves,” Fines added.

Town Hall Thursday

A town hall meeting about the consolidation will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Fairview at Comins Township Hall, 1651 N. Abbe. Face masks and social distancing are required at this meeting.

Habitat for Human Northeast Michigan is expanding to further Habitat’s mission: “to see a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” This consolidation will include the transfer of the Oscoda ReStore building to Love INC. For more information, or to RSVP, please call 989-354-5854.

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