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Keys given to Jones-Nowlin Family
Jessica Jones-Nowlin and Corey Youngren and their six children, Taylor (14), Brooke (12), Lexus (7), Lena (6), Bryson (3), and Blain (2) got their dream home on October 20th. The Jones-Nowlin house is the seventeenth house built by Junction City/Harrisburg/Monroe Habitat for Humanity and presented to a hard working partner family in our community.
House construction was financed by donations from the friends and family of John Gray. The late philanthropist grew up in the Monroe area and graduated from Monroe High School. After serving in WWII he began a successful business career, became a developer and was responsible or Salishan, Sunriver and Skamania Lodge. Later he became a well known for his philanthropic efforts which included a $500,000 challenge grant that helped fund the construction of the new South Benton Library in Monroe and $2 million given to Habitat for Humanity of Oregon for land acquisition.
The Jones-Nowlin house construction began in late June and was completed in early October. It was a much faster build due to the generous in-kind donations from many Portland-area construction vendors who worked with John Gray and wanted to honor him. Tom Walsh and Bob Foster were key persons in securing those donations.
Forty three volunteers put in more than 1,200 hours working on the house. Hundreds of hours were also donated by many of the construction vendors previously mentioned. The Jones-Nowlin family contributed 385 "sweat equity" hours to Habitat including 181 hours on their house. An additional 351 hours we contributed by their friends and relatives. The total amount of "sweat equity" hours for the Jones-Nowlin family was more than 730.
Major Donors ($500+) to the Jones-Nowlin house were: Ankrom Moisan Architects, Architectural Millwork, B.C. Installation, Benton-Lane Winery, Cabinets by Don, Crown Fire Sprinkler, Family and Friends of John Gray, Fairwood Construction, Farwest Steel Corporation, Floor Factors, Hunter-Davisson, Hunter Douglas, James Hardie Building Products, Knife River, Krush & Associates, Craig E. McKern-Appraiser, Merit Electric, Parr Lumber Company, Peninsula Plumbing, Rick's Rain Gutters, Ron Rust Drywall, Suburban Door, Valspar Paint, Vaughn's Custom Floor Coverings, VPI, Walsh Construction Company, Whirlpool Corporation, Wood Mechanix, Employees of Walsh Construction Company
Youth United Named "Organization of the Year"
On July 18th our Youth United program will be accepting the award of “Organization of the Year” from the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce. This award is given to a nominated organization that has shown great impact on it’s community. It is one of three awards given by the chamber to organizations and businesses each year. Other awards include the Large Business of the Year and the Small Business of the Year.
Wells Fargo Awards $10,000 to Junction City/Harrisburg/Monroe Habitat for Humanity
Wells Fargo Vice President and Community Banking District manager Kyle Banks presented a $10,000 check to Junction City/Harrisburg/Monroe Habitat for Humanity Construction Supervisor Hank Harris and Executive Director Jon Silvermoon at the affiliate's current build at 500 South 6th in Harrisburg. About a dozen Wells Fargo employees volunteered at the site to help build a house for Heather and Maxwell Franklin and their three children: Cloud (8), Chikane (3), and Layla (9 months).
Executive Director Jon Silvermoon thanked the Wells Fargo volunteers and said that the $10,000 donation would help fund the final construction tasks necessary to finish the house. A Dedication Ceremony for the Franklin Family home is planned for late June. Wells Fargo is one of the largest sources of funding and volunteers to Habitat for Humanity in Oregon and in the nation.
Interested in Becoming a Habitat Partner Family?
Families interested in partnering should consider the following questions:
1. Do you live or work within the Junction City, Harrisburg or Monroe school district boundaries?
2. Are you living in inadequate housing?
3. Is your current housing unsafe?
4. Are you over-crowded?
5. Do you have sufficient income to repay the no-interest mortgage, generally 30-60% of HUD's median income for the service area?
6. Are you willing to partner with Habitat by contributing 500 “sweat equity” hours on Habitat projects, including construction of your own home?
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