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Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County selects family for ninth home project


Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County will partner with Joshua and Alea Mullins to build its ninth home in Burlington Junction.

Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County’s Executive Board recently approved their application. Wednesday night, Board members surprised the family with the news at Calvary Chapel in Maryville after the family attended the church’s evening worship service.

The Mullins currently rent a two-bedroom home, but it is small and inadequate for their family. They have three children, ages 6, 4 and 2.

When construction of their new home is complete, the Mullins will purchase the home with a zero-interest loan.

Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County is a non-profit, nondenominational Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and invites people from all walks of life to work in partnership to build houses with individuals and families in need. It offers partner families an opportunity to help themselves, to own a decent, affordable home of their own, which they pay for and maintain.

Partner families invest hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” into building their homes and the homes of others. The houses are sold at no profit and with no interest charged. Mortgage payments are placed in a revolving fund and used to finance additional houses.

Volunteers provide the labor, and individuals, churches, and corporate sponsors provide the money and materials to build Habitat houses.

Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County serves the communities of Maryville, Elmo, Clearmont, Burlington Junction, Quitman, Skidmore, Graham, Hopkins, Pickering, Ravenwood, Clyde, Conception Junction, Conception, Arkoe, Barnard, Guilford and Parnell. Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County is one of more than 50 affiliates and campus chapters in the state of Missouri.

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