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Habitat in Chambersburg, Pa., to get a jump on 2012 by starting project

December 30, 2011

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Volunteers at Habitat For Humanity of Franklin County have begun rehabbing another house in the Borough of Chambersburg. The project is officially slated as the first project for the 2012 year.

Habitat's Master Builder volunteer crew began demolition work at the site during December. The site at 522 S. Main St. in Chambersburg is next door to the house that Habitat finished this time last year.

Mark Story, Habitat's executive director, said while Habitat volunteers were working on 528 S. Main St., the property next door was foreclosed on and was scheduled for a sheriff's auction. Story said Habitat negotiated to buy the house.

The house will become the home of Lydia Kovach, who is helping with the rehabilitation as her sweat equity.

Habitat is also planning to construct a new house at the corner of East Washington and Fourth streets in Chambersburg, once permitting requirements are met.

For more information on Habitat contact Mark Story at 717-267-1899 or go to www.yourlocalhabitat.com.

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