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Habitat completes 14th home in Orleans

Posted 27 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – New homeowners, Ramon and Vera Mendez-Hernandez, receive the keys to their new home from Habitat President Kay Van Nostrand, right.

Press release, Habitat for Humanity

MEDINA – Orleans Habitat for Humanity recently dedicated its 14th house when the organization officially presented the house keys to the new homeowners, Ramon and Vera Mendez-Hernandez.

The dedication service on Jan. 5 was led by Pastor Margie Eason and Habitat President Kay Van Nostrand. A group of nearly 30 family, friends, and volunteers were on hand for the celebration. Joining Ramon and Vera as part of the partner family are their niece, Valentina, and their nephew, Charles.

The home, located at 104 West Oak Orchard Street in the Village of Medina, was donated to the local Habitat affiliate in 2011. A long and extensive rehabbing of the house and property transformed a small, unoccupied house into a beautiful three-bedroom home for the partner family.

A dedicated group of volunteers helped with the project, including the BOCES Building Trades classes, Community Action, GCASA and individual volunteers led by Construction Coordinator Dave Miller and Habitat President Kay Van Nostrand.

Orleans Habitat is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, International. The local organization is now considering options for its next project under Habitat’s Brush with Kindness program.