Team Harkey Joins Assemblywoman Young Kim’s Efforts to Support OC Habitat for Humanity

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.

District staff member Karissa Willette (left) with Assemblywoman Young Kim who also volunteered her time building homes with Habitat for Humanity.
District staff memeber Karissa Willette (left) with Assemblywoman Young Kim who also volunteered her time building home wih Habitat for Humanity.

 

Team Harkey joins Assemblymember Young Kim’s Habitat for Humanity Project to build affordable housing and homeownership in Orange County.
Team Harkey joins Assembly memeber Young Kim’s Habitat for Humanity Project to build affordable housing and homeownership in Orange County.

 

Many homes have been completed and await their new owners.
Many homes have been completed and await their new owners.

 

There is still much work to be done as volunteers continue to build new homes and a better future.
There is stilll mcuh work to be done as volunteers continue to build new homes and a better future.

 

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