Habitat for Humanity of Orange County to Dedicate 18 More Affordable New Homes in San Juan Capistrano

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Traditional Habitat dedication ceremony marks completion of Habitat for Heroes and Foundations for Families™ development

As a future owner of an affordable home on Calle Rolando in San Juan Capistrano, I just want to say thank you," said Diana Eagan, a veteran who will receive the keys to her new home. "Thank you for sharing your resources with those who have less.

This Saturday, September 25, 2010, Eagan and 17 other families will receive the keys to their new homes in a traditional Habitat for Humanity dedication ceremony.

These homes are the final phase of a development of 27 affordable homes in San Juan Capistrano in the Habitat for Heroes and Foundations for Families™ neighborhood on Calle Rolando. They are the first homes in Habitat's history for which some of the homes were specifically marketed to active military, veterans, disabled veterans and their families, or surviving families of veterans who have lost their lives.

Eighteen families will receive the keys to their new homes at a ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. They will do ribbon cuttings and then open the doors of their new homes to invited guests who will tour the homes.

The 18 families whose homes will be dedicated on September 25, 2010, will join nine families who have already moved into their homes.

Event highlights for September 25, 2010, include:

Where:    26480 Calle Rolando in San Juan Capistrano (cross street is Alipaz, between del Obispo Street and Camino del Avion)

When:    Saturday, September 25, 2010, Dedication from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. followed by home tours until 1 p.m.

What:    

  •             Brief comments by three of the 18 families receiving the keys to their new homes.
  •          Introduction of family partner volunteers who have mentored the families.
  •          Recognition of the design team headed by BBG Architects in Santa Ana (all design team members donated their services pro bono).
  •          Recognition of major donors whose generous contributions made these homes possible.

Visuals:    

  •          Families receiving their keys and mortgage certificates.
  •          United States Marine Corps Color Guard from Camp Pendleton.
  •          American flag that was flown at Al Asad Air Base while in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom will be flying for the first time on the neighborhood’s flagpole. This flag was given to us by one of our homeowners, Joseph Morales, Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.
  •          Families and volunteers joining hands and placing their hands on the homes for the final neighborhood blessing.
  •          Home tours.
  •          Interview opportunities with the new homeowner families.

About Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
Celebrating 22 years of changing lives and changing communities in Orange County. 146 houses built in Orange County.

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, headquartered in Santa Ana, CA, is dedicated to ending substandard housing and building strong communities in Orange County. Habitat for Humanity families and volunteers have built 146 homes in Orange County since 1988, and are currently completing five homes in Fullerton. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.habitatoc.org.

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