Habitat for Humanity Receives $125,000 Matching Challenge

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Habitat Executive Director Christine Dieterich (Photo Ron Richter ©)
Habitat Executive Director Christine Dieterich (Photo Ron Richter ©)

Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns is the recent recipient of a $125,000 matching challenge donation made by John & Pam Standish of Sheridan.

In August of this year, Habitat will be celebrating their 25th anniversary and to honor the milestone, the Standish family has challenged Habitat to leverage support from the community in an effort to build affordable housing for local families in need. Through this opportunity, every donation made to Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will be matched dollar for dollar through December of of this year, up to $125,000.

Habitat Executive Director Christine Dieterich said that they are humbled and honored to be chosen for such a significant and generous gift, and that they look forward to growing their support base and working with the community to meet the challenge.

Habitat for Humanity partners with individuals and families, which earn 30-60 percent of the area median income, to build a safe, decent affordable homes. Homes are not given away; each homeowner is responsible for making a monthly mortgage payment and are required to invest “sweat equity” labor into the construction of their homes. Homes are made affordable through the use of volunteer labor, donations, and the opportunity for partner families to purchase a loan at zero percent interest.

SheridanWyoming.com

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