Groundbreaking Held for New Habitat for Humanity House



ELLSWORTH — Swarms of people gathered for a groundbreaking Monday on the site of the future home of the Plaisted Family, which is being built by Habitat for Humanity.

 

Habitat for Humanity of Hancock County Executive Director Jimmy Goodson said the house, which will be built off on Tanglewood Way off the Christian Ridge Road, is the organization’s 14th house in Hancock County.

Cory Plaisted and his wife, Michelle, and their family of four have been living in a 100-year-old house on Sterling Street.

Because of mold and dust, Michelle and their youngest child Kayla, who is 3, frequently get sick.

Plus, the rent is expensive, Michelle Plaisted said.

The couple applied for a Habitat house never dreaming they would be chosen.

Habitat, the 14th largest home builder nationwide, builds houses with the help of the homeowner families, volunteers and donations of money and materials.

In exchange for 200 hours of labor on the house, the homeowners receive an interest-free 20-year mortgage.

To donate to the project, send a check to Habitat for Humanity, 430 Water St. Union River Estate Ellsworth, ME 04605, and put “Plaisted Home” in the memo line.

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