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Barnesville Build 2023

Hope | Opportunity | Miracle | Empower

We are so blessed and excited to be a part of the journey and want to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone who is involved in helping make this wonderful opportunity happen for my kids and me. We can't wait to get building! Thank you all!

Julia OlgeirsonBarnesville Build partner homeowner
What is the Barnsville Build?

Coming together to help one of our own build a new future.

We are exctied to be building a home in Barnesville, our second Habitat home in this great community. Over the next 18 months, we will bring donors, volunteers and other supporters together to help the Olgeirson family build a new home, and a new future.

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Who are we helping?

Julia Olgerison and her 2 kids.

After escaping an abusive situation, Julia and her kids have moved several times; seeking a place that is safe, healthy and affordable. While making humongous stides in other parts of their lives, housing continues to be a struggle. They are are so excited for this opportunity to finally have a place that can be their forever home.
When Julia found out that they had been selected, she felt waves of joy and relief; knowing that the community was supporting their efforts of bettering their lives and living situation.

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How does the Habitat program work?

A hand UP, not a Hand OUT.

Habtitat homes are NOT free. Every Habtiat homeowner starts out as a homebuilder; contributing hundreds of hours of "sweat equity" by helping build other Habitat homes, working in our ReStore and other volunteer roles at Habitat, but mostly...helping to build thier own home. They are also required to complete our awarded winning homeownership education course.

Once thier home is built, they purchase the home from us through an income-based mortgage. Over the next 30 years, their payments will be "paid forward" and used to help sustain our mission and build future homes.

We can't do it alone, however. Your gifts are needed today to help purchase building materials, feed our volunteers, and pay for subcontractors. Your donations will be matched by Julia and her family as they "pay forward" their mortgage payments and help build future homes. Please help make it happen with a donation today.

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