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“Habitat for Humanity of Boone County has been awarded a grant of $12,500 by the Dr. Louis and Violet Rubin Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois,” said Henry Repay, president of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Boone County.
“Our organization has acquired a lot in Belvidere on which we plan to start construction, within the next few months, of a new home for a deserving local family who otherwise might not be able to afford one,” said Repay. “The funds provided by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois will be instrumental in allowing us to complete this build on schedule.
“Habitat for Humanity has provided six new homes for deserving residents of Boone County over the last eight years,” Repay added. “The grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois will give us additional resources to complete our seventh home in Boone County.”
Habitat for Humanity of Boone County, a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, was founded in 2007, and works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing in Boone County.
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is the area’s largest provider of grants and scholarships. Its mission is to attract, grow, and preserve an endowment for the needs of the people of northern Illinois.
Posted Jan. 8, 2015