September 2, 2014

Habitat for Humanity hoping raffle, dinner raises money to wrap up home

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ARENAC COUNTY — Last spring, Arenac County Habitat for Humanity selected a family to live in the latest Habitat home on Grove Road in Standish, and the organization is hoping its next fundraiser raises enough money to fully complete the home.

On Oct. 20, Habitat is hosing a roast beef dinner and raffling off 10 brand new guns at the Standish Veterans of Foreign War Post.

“This last little shot in the arm is what we need to finish the house,” said Habitat for Humanity Chairman Tom McCoy. “I don’t want to have to borrow money.

“We’re hoping for 300 people to come out.”

According to McCoy, Habitat needs approximately $5,000 - $6,000 added to its coffers to purchase carpet, laminate flooring, kitchen cupboards, lighting and materials for a small porch by the home’s side door.

The house, which construction was started on nearly a year ago, was built with assistance from the Standish-Sterling Building Trades students.

McCoy said on top of the sales of gun raffle tickets, money received for admission and silent auction items will also be used towards wrapping up the house, finally clearing the way for the selected family to move in.

“It’s all going for the last blitz to get them in the home,” McCoy said.

The Grove Road house is the third Habitat for Humanity home in Arenac County.

“We’re looking to build more homes,” he said. “We could use some help.

For more information or for ticket prices, call McCoy at 989-846-6528 or Ruth Harrison at 989-846-6651.

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