Habitat for Humanity and Yatooma Foundation dedicate house

The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October as annual World Habitat Day to call attention to the current global state of the human habitat and push toward adequate housing for all. In observance of World Habitat Day today, Habitat for Humanity Western Wayne County, Redford Township and the Yatooma Foundation will dedicate a home on Berwyn Street in Redford Township.

Volunteers raised the walls Friday, August 13, 2010, on the Berwyn Street Habitat house to help the Jackson family build a new life after months of dealing with tragedy. This first historic build is fully funded by Redford Township using SNAP Funds (Stabilizing Neighborhood Action Plan) allocated from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) from HUD.

“World Habitat Day is a day for grassroots action. It’s a day for all people to unite their efforts to eradicate poverty housing. On October 4th, affiliates around the world will be hosting significant events and we are excited to welcome the Jackson family into the Habitat family. We are grateful to partner with Redford Township and Yatooma’s Foundation to dedicate this home on a significant day not only for Habitat for Humanity but for the Jackson family as October 4th marks the day before the one year anniversary of the death of Mr. Jackson. We hope this joyous occasion will restore some happiness in their lives as they reflect on the love displayed by the many volunteers, the Foundation and the Redford community.” said Alice Dent, Executive
Director, Habitat for Humanity Western Wayne County.

Redford Township’s Community Development Director, Michael Dennis stated, “It’s has been an honor to work with Habitat for Humanity Western Wayne County affiliate to build our first venture, and we look forward to starting our next project soon.“

“The home is the vital center of life for every family,” said Norman Yatooma, Founder and President of Yatooma’s Foundation For The Kids. “We appreciate the support of Habitat for Humanity, as our organization’s mission aligns with theirs to help the Jackson Family build a new life in a new home.”


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