Family earns 500th Habitat home

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In Linden a new home was just dedicated to a family of ten and the ceremony was filled with love and

excitement.

The 500th family received their Habitat for Humanity-Mid Ohio home today. A total of seven homes in the Linden area have been built by volunteers.

This family of ten will be moving into a brand-new, five-bedroom home.

“We are very happy to get new home so I’m going to say to all of you thank you! thank you!” said Ahmed Ali.

Everyone who made this possible gathered today to bless the home and this family who will live here.

The CEO E.J. Thomas said it took 3,500 volunteer hours to build this new home from scratch. It was chosen to be in the Linden area along with a handful of other homes built by Habitat for Humanity – MidOhio because he says he saw a need on this street, and wanted to help the community here.

Thomas added that the home is not free and this family worked really hard for this.

“These people will pay for their home every single month so it is not a giveaway. We are providing them a hand up when they work for it — and we will provide this house. We will take the money that they give us every month on their mortgage and we will plow that into new homes.”

Many, many times this family kept saying a big thank you to everyone.

And for one of their younger daughters – she is thrilled that her family will be moving to this brand new house.

“We have a 3 bedroom house cause it’s like a little house and we don’t have enough space to play so I’m really I’m so happy and excited for you guys thank you so much for building this house,” said Imran Osman.

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