Topeka Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 106th Home with Special Dedication
Topeka Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce the completion of the organization’s 106th home, located at 3335 SE Powell Street. This home is the third home completed in a planned five-home development in the Rolling Meadows neighborhood. The dedication and blessing ceremony will take place at the home on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 5:00pm. The ceremony shall be unlike any other dedication ceremony previously performed by Topeka Habitat, as the Twemlow-Allen family plans a memorable surprise for all attendees.
This new construction will serve as the forever home for the Twemlow-Allen Family: Danielle, Tyler, and their five children: Charlie (19), Malcom (16), Isaiah (16), Owen (9) and Ramona (3). The Twemlow-Allen Family has completed 700 hours of “sweat equity”, as well as home ownership and budget counseling education, before assuming their zero-interest, principal-only mortgage to Topeka Habitat for the home.
“Our partnership housing model provides an opportunity for large families like the Twemlow-Allen family to pursue affordable home ownership and to further be engaged in the community by working alongside all of our many partners and volunteers,” said Janice Watkins, Executive Director Topeka Habitat for Humanity.
Advisor’s Excel has once again collaborated with Topeka Habitat for Humanity on the project to provide furniture and household items for the Twemlow-Allen family, prior to the dedication.
“We are so excited for this opportunity for our family, we have all worked hard towards this day. The outpouring of support from the community has been so touching, we look forward to sharing this special occasion with everyone.” said Danielle Twemlow, Future Topeka Habitat Homeowner
The public is welcome to attend the blessing and dedication ceremony. The Twemlow-Allen Family and Topeka Habitat staff will be available for photos and interviews.
About Topeka Habitat for Humanity: Topeka Habitat is a non-profit, community housing development organization that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Dedicated to ending substandard housing, Topeka Habitat builds simple, decent, affordable homes in a partnership model. Qualifying families receive home ownership education, connectedness to their communities as they volunteer 300-1000 “sweat equity” hours and ultimately, an opportunity to own their own home through an interest-free loan. All of these efforts are additionally by the Topeka ReStore, located at 121 NE Gordon, which sells donated home improvement items at a discount to raise funds for Topeka Habitat. For more information visit www.topekahabitat.org or call 785-234-4322.