A home for the holidays

HOME: Steven Lycan, top right, along with his children, front row, receive the keys to their new home from Dan Early, Wabash County Habitat for Humanity boardmember, top left. “Steven’s children were each gifted a full piggy bank with coin donations from the board of directors to instill the practice of saving money,” stated Erika Kambs, executive director.Provided photo

Wabash County Habitat for Humanity has welcomed a new family to its program, according to Erika Kambs, executive director.

The dedication ceremony was held on the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 17 in Roann.

“Through the hard work of volunteers and the generosity of community donors, Wabash County Habitat for Humanity completed a full renovation of a three-bedroom home for Steven Lycan and his family,” stated Kambs.

Founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller in Americus, Georgia, Habitat’s model is to build and sell nonprofit houses, creating a revolving loan fund to build the next house, and the next, and so on. Based on Christian principles, the mission, as it is today, is to build affordable and decent houses for neighbors in need.

“Wabash County Habitat for Humanity thanks the entire Wabash County community for its continued support through volunteers, donors, and materials; allowing the organization to continue to serve its neighbors,” stated Kambs.