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CLINTON - Three projects are on the drawing board for DeWitt County Habitat for Humanity.

Demolition continues on a house located at the corner of East Webster and North Elizabeth streets. When cleared, the lot will be the site for a home for Brook Hunt and her two sons, said Habitat President Bob Reed.

In December, the volunteer organization moved a home donated by Ron Fryman in Wapella to a lot in the 900 block of East Johnson Street in Clinton. Habitat officials hope to begin work soon on the foundation of the relocated home, which has been awarded to the Kenneth Atchison family.

Habitat for Humanity provides interest-free mortgages to qualified buyers who are required to volunteer with the building of their home and other Habitat projects. Since 1976, the non-profit Christian housing group has built more than 175,000 homes worldwide.

In addition to the two homes, the DeWitt County organization will continue to work on a warehouse and office building on East Washington Street.

DeWitt County Habitat for Humanity has provided homes for nine families. The last home was completed about a year ago for the Chris George family.

The contribution of volunteers and local businesses makes the housing effort possible, said Reed.

"My special thanks to the volunteers, particularly our core group who show up week after week, always ready to do whatever it takes to get the job done," said Reed.

Habitat crews work on building projects Saturday mornings. Volunteers may contact Reed at (217) 935-8473.

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