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Habitat is looking for families

Habitat For Humanity of St. Francois County is looking for families who want a house as well as people who are willing to help build one.

“We are currently working on our ninth home, which is located in Farmington,” Executive Director Linda Dickerson said. “We anticipate this home being completed in the coming weeks. We also are seeking a family for which to build a home, and volunteers who would like to participate in this exciting and rewarding adventure.”

Dickerson, who until recently headed the Self-Help Housing program for East Missouri Action Agency, said the local Habitat for Humanity group is seeking suitable building sites within any of the incorporated town in St. Francois County. Donations of money and time to construct its next home also are needed.

Habitat for Humanity of SFC, Inc. is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. The local organization was established in February 17, 1998, and is about to complete its ninth homes for eligible families of St. Francois County.

The organization invites people from all walks of life to work together in partnerships to help build homes with families in need. The affiliate’s mission aims to meet the housing needs of families in St. Francois County who meet the income and credit criteria, and have the willingness to cooperate and/or partnering the construction of “simple, decent homes,” Dickerson said.  

To help Habitat for Humanity or for more information, contact Dickerson at the office located at the Farmington Presbyterian Church on West Columbia Street, Farmington, or call 573-760-1702.

Paula Barr is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-431-2010, ext. 172 or at

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