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EVERETT, Pa. -- A single mom and her son in Pennsylvania will soon have a new place to call home, thanks to the Bedford County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and Sheetz.
According to Altoonamirror.com, Sheetz Inc. approached Habitat late last year to ask if the company could sponsor a Habitat house. In the last 10 months, it gave supplies and provided volunteers to help create a ranch home for Jennifer Hall and her 7-year-old son, Deegan.
"They've done so much with this," Habitat for Humanity Office Manager Jamie Fleetwood said of Sheetz' role in the process. "It's been quite a blessing."
In addition to lining up supplies and volunteers, Sheetz did all of the architectural work and raised $15,000 worth of donations.
A groundbreaking for the home took place this week, with hopes of a completed project in time for the holiday season.
Habitat projects are interest-free houses that typically cost $60,000 or less to build. Chosen families must make $18,000 or more a year and are willing to provide hundreds of "sweat equity" hours toward their home or another Habitat project.
Hall's home will be a ranch-style house with a living room, large kitchen and dining area, three bedrooms, one bathroom, a utility room for laundry, a new refrigerator and stove provided by Whirlpool, a crawl space for storage, central air conditioning and heating.
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