North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity to dedicate its 33rd & 34th homes in Canby

CANBY (February 7, 2011) – North Willamette Valley (NWV) Habitat for Humanity, in conjunction with the Clackamas Alliance and the Disciples Build program, will dedicate its 33rd and 34th homes in Canby on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 10 AM. This dedication ceremony is open to the public.  All who contributed to the project are encouraged to attend. The ceremony will be held at 525/535 N Locust St in Canby, Oregon.

NWV Habitat will dedicate the first of these homes to Jose and Elva Gonzalez and their two daughters, Salma and Tirsa. Elva has been supporting her family by working full-time on a worm farm after Jose was critically injured in a work-related incident in 2005. Clackamas Alliance sponsored Jose and Elva to help them realize their dream of homeownership.

The second home is being dedicated to Alejandro and Sulamita Gonzalez and their three children. Alejandro has been working at the United Salad Company for almost 10 years and was eager to partner with Habitat in building a new home for his family. The Disciples Build program worked diligently to sponsor Alejandro and Sulamita.

The Disciples Build brings together churches representing the disciples to fund and build a home for a specific family. This year’s Disciples Build includes volunteer teams from Canby Alliance Church, Hoodview Church of God, Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Cyril Catholic Church, Woodburn First Presbyterian Church, Woodburn United Methodist, and Zion Mennonite Church.

Clackamas Alliance is a community organization that was formed in 2006 by a group of people who wanted to make a difference for many. In the time since its inception, Clackamas Alliance has raised a total of $117,000 for Habitat for Humanity.

About NWV Habitat

NWV Habitat, the second oldest affiliate in the state of Oregon, serving Woodburn, Scotts Mills, Silverton, Mt. Angel, Molalla, Hubbard, Gervais, Canby, and Aurora, is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing.  The local affiliate has built 34 houses in many locations around the affiliate area and has funded dozens of homes in developing countries throughout out the world. For more information, visit www.nwvhabitat.org.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 350,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.75 million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org.

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