Grampian, PA – A week from now, a local family will get to move in to a beautiful new home in Grampian through Habitat for Humanity.
The house was built over the course of about a year by volunteers and the new homeowners themselves on a donated piece of property along First Street in Grampian that used to have a dilapidated house.
The Spencer family (a family of four with a young boy and girl, 7 and 9 years old) will be moving from their current apartment in Curwensville to the new home with three bedrooms and one bath.
Applicants are chosen based on whether the home being built would make sense for The family put in much more than the 500 required volunteer hours to build their house, called “sweat equity” hours, as part of the agreement for becoming the proud new homeowners.
It’s a common misconception that this is a free home for families… Habitat for Humanity calls it a hand up, not a hand out.
The family will still have a mortgage, although it’s interest-free, and the organization works to make sure it’s reasonable and affordable.
Learn more about helping build a Habitat for Humanity house, volunteer, donate, or apply to become a Habitat for Humanity homeowner at their website, ClearfieldHabitat.com.
Some thank yous:
- Grampian Hardware – donated electric water heater among many other things throughout
- Granite Expression – donated the granite countertops
- Dominion Energy gave a very generous monetary donation toward the project build
- Lowes has also donated and/or drastically reduced materials needed for the build
- Clearfield County Career and Technology Center who were a huge help getting this project started
- Many volunteers who helped make this project a success with their hard work
Watch the video tour with Meri Collins, the director of our local Clearfield County Habitat for Humanity.
Listen to the radio interview with Meri Collins, the director of our local Clearfield County Habitat for Humanity.