Last weekend, summer came early to Southern California with high temperatures and many families flocking to the beach or staying indoors to beat the heat. In Cypress, a distinguished few spent the weekend with a hammer and nails, donating their time to families without the luxury of a home.
Karissa Willette with Board Member Diane Harkey’s office joined Assemblywoman Young Kim and the Orange County Habitat for Humanity chapter last Saturday to bring more than homes to the community of Cypress. Habitat for Humanity strives to build a future where everyone has a decent house to live in. In Orange County, they have made this possible for 185 families. These homes go to hard working people who play a large role in building their own homes by putting in hundreds of hours of labor, called “sweat equity.” Once completed the family pays for the home through a series of affordable monthly mortgage payments. It is easy to recognize the sense of pride that these personal investments bring to the new residents.
On Saturday, April 11, 2015, you can join our office in celebrating the newest Habitat Orange County homeowners at a 10:00 a.m. dedication ceremony. We hope that you will be inspired to discover ways in which you can volunteer with Habitat for Humanity for your own community.