Student labor builds Habitat for Humanity house

first_imgEvergreen Habitat for Humanityo Latest house: Danforth family at 3715 Lincoln Ave. 1,200 square feet; three bedrooms and two bathrooms.o History: The nonprofit has built 29 houses since 1991.o Financing: The house cost about $75,000 to build. The Nike Employees Grant Fund gave $30,000. Nikki Danforth has a no-interest loan and will pay about $600 a month. She and her boys put in about 300 hours of “sweat equity.”o Nourishment and blessings: Grocery Outlet provided $400 of food for the new homeowners. The family also received small wooden crosses from the Friends of the Carpenter.o Next up: Another student-build is underway in the Evergreen school district and will trucked to O Street in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood. Dedication is expected to happen in June. Also, Habitat will start another three houses in 2014.o Website: www.ehfh.org.You could call it the house that young hands built, but Nikki Danforth and her two boys will call it home.Evergreen Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 29th house on Sunday, this one largely built by students at Evergreen and Mountain View high schools.“It was an amazing experience,” said Cody Eisenhart, 15. He worked with about 48 other high-schoolers last year to build the house that now sits in Vancouver’s Lincoln neighborhood. “I’m going to use this in real life.”“The high school kids were fabulous,” Danforth said as she accepted the keys to the house at a ceremony. She will share her home with sons Coby, 16, and Koda, 12.last_img read more

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