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Family will receive keys to a new Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity home in Abbeville

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: May 02 2014 3:36 PM

Abbeville (May 2, 2014)  Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity will celebrate the construction of its 121st home at a dedication ceremony Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 175 County Road 254, Abbeville. The new homeowners, Eddie and Bessie Cochran and their children, are very grateful to all those who worked hard to help them reach this goal.  Many different organizations helped to make their home a reality.  Wiregrass Foundation provided the grant that allowed Wiregrass Habitat to build the home.  May groups worked with us on the home:  Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity Women Build, Ft. Rucker Soldiers, Hartford Baptist Church Youth, Harford First United Methodist Youth and The Cochran Firm-Dothan.


Many of the volunteers will be participating in the dedication of the home.  The family will be presented with the key to their new home as well as a Bible.  The Cochrans and their friends and family have performed 500 sweat equity hours working on their home and the homes of others as a requirement for becoming Habitat homeowners.


Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity and the Cochrans would like to invite the community to celebrate with them as well as the volunteers who spent many hours of their free time to help build this home.  The dedication and celebration of The Cochrans home will be at 3:00 pm. on Tuesday, May 6th.


Through donations of money and materials and volunteer labor, Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity was able to build the home and sell it at an affordable price. The Cochrans will purchase the home with a no-profit loan, and their monthly mortgage payments will be used to build more Habitat houses.


Amy Schutz, Executive Director with Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity, said "We are so grateful for everyone who has helped with this home.  It is truly a community coming together to provide a family with a simple, decent affordable home."


For information on upcoming builds and volunteer opportunities with Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity, contact Emily Brannon at (334) 792-8453 or visit our website at


About Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity


Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity is faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of substandard housing in the Wiregrass and has built 118 homes since 1990. For more information, visit


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