Habitat for Humanity of San Angelo Breaks Ground for 70th Home
SAN ANGELO, TX-- On Tuesday, members of the Habitat for Humanity of San Angelo broke ground on a three-bedroom house on Bowie Street, which will be the 70th house built by the organization.
Judy Sikes, the Executive Director of San Angelo's Habitat for Humanity branch, was on hand for the ceremony. "In this day and age, when there's so many things that divide us, the ability to come together on a habitat project is easy to get excited about," Sikes said.
Habitat for Humanity has had their San Angelo branch established for just over 20 years. "Over those years, we've been a presence here in San Angelo," added a cheerful Sikes. "In this day, more than ever, we find people who need affordable housing."
Sikes also went on to add that Habitat for Humanity has been working "in partnership with the City of San Angelo" and other organizations to meet the need for affordable housing in San Angelo.
Kristi Caples, who will be the owner of the new house, was not present at the groundbreaking, but Sikes commended Caples for putting in her "sweat-equity hours" so far and her commitment to helping Habitat build her new home. "Our homeowner partners work side by side with us," Sikes added with a smile. "This is not a hand out. This is a hand up."
According to Sikes, the funding for this project has come from a throng of local banks. Sikes also went on to say Habitat was "honoring [the banks] today and thanking them for their commitment [to the project]."
The construction on the new house will begin later this week.