Habitat For Humanity-Spokane Blitz Build Finished, Successful
By Megan Petersen
Habitat for Humanity-Spokane will hand over house keys to four families tonight after a successful 13th annual Blitz Build, an annual event where between two and ten Habitat homes are constructed and ready for families within two weeks.
More than a thousand volunteers began working on four homes June 1and they wrapped up construction this week. The new homeowners can start moving in this weekend after dedication ceremonies.
Michone Preston, Habitat-Spokane CEO, says that the Blitz Build is able to provide families with a stable living environment that allows them to put down roots and get invested in the community.
“Really the home breaks the cycle of poverty for their families for generations to come," Preston said.
Bill Edge, who will receive the keys to his Habitat home today, says that becoming a homeowner will change his life.
“This program is absolutely astonishing," Edge said. "If anybody can get on it, they are blessed in every sense of the word. Me and my wife are so grateful that we’re on it."
The new homes from the Blitz are part of an extensive Habitat project that aims to build a 114-home subdivision called Hope Meadows in Deer Park.
Home dedication ceremonies, including dinner and tours of the homes, will start at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Hope Meadows on East "I" Street in Deer Park.