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Donors, volunteers and community leaders will celebrate Habitat for Humanity Prince William County’s sixteenth home ownership project with a Home Dedication on Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7 p.m.  Wudasie Retta and Tesfaye Abuye will purchase the home at 4602 Central Park Drive, Woodbridge, from Habitat for Humanity with an affordable mortgage and will make it home for themselves and their three children, Kidus, Haleluya and Levi, ages 9, 7 and 2.

Retta and Abuye qualified for the home purchase through Habitat for Humanity Prince William County’s home ownership application process in the spring of this year and work to rehab the home began shortly after in May. The family volunteered more than 350 hours of time with Habitat for Humanity, including working on the home, providing lunch for volunteers and taking financial management and homeownership classes.

Habitat for Humanity Prince William County purchased the home using Neighborhood Stablization Program funds received through Habitat for Humanity Virginia and the Virginia’s Department of Housing and Community Development.

EVENT: Home Dedication

WHEN: Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: 4602 Central Park Drive, Woodbridge, VA  22193

WHO: Volunteers, donors, community leaders, Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors and staff will join the family for the celebration.

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Wudasie Retta (l), her husband, Tesfaye Abuye, and their children Haleluya (7), Levi (2) and Kidus (9).

To learn more about this project and the family, click here.

Habitat for Humanity Prince William County is a nonprofit, locally operated affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Since 1994 Habitat for Humanity Prince William County has partnered with families, businesses and volunteers to make safe, affordable and decent homeownership a reality in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park. Habitat for Humanity Prince William County has completed 180 home ownership, home repair and community development projects including building new homes, rehabbing existing ones, major and minor home repairs and cleanups in neighborhood and public spaces. For more information on this project and the Family Story, visit habitatpwc.org.

Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.5 million people. For more information, visit habitat.org.

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