Habitat for Humanity kicks off construction on Hometown House

EVANSTON, OH (FOX19) - Habitat for Humanity kicked off construction of its Hometown House in Evanston on Saturday morning.

Woodward Career Technical High School is helping with the construction of the home in the 3100 block of Durrell Ave. by offering 15 rising seniors eight weeks of employment while they build the house. The students will earn $10 per hour and will be supervised by two teachers.

"We're basically out here building a house for the Habitat for Humanity. Building a house is something we all love to do. We're all on the building side at Woodward Community Tech. Myself, I've been doing it since I was 10 with my father," said Yeremiah Gilliam, of Woodward Career Technical High School.

FOX19 is a proud sponsor of the project along with Apollo Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, the Formica Corporation, P&G, Defender District, Steven Schaeffer & Associates and the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati.

"Having the support from these local organizations is outstanding," said Ed Lee, Executive Director of Cincinnati Habitat. "It speaks volumes to the level of commitment that these groups show to their neighborhoods and communities."

Habitat for Humanity will sell the Hometown House to Maracca Bush and her family by offering an interest free mortgage and Bush will be required to contribute 500 hours of sweat equity before buying the home.

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