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Workers clear the site for the new Habitat for Humanity home in Napa.

Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity has begun work on a plot of land on Saratoga Drive that will soon provide a three-bedroom home for a local family.

Site clearing is underway, and underground plumbing, foundation work, and fencing will be completed in the coming weeks. The project is the first home built in Napa County by the organization, known internationally for its mission of building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

The Napa home will be sold to a local family who will put in hundreds of sweat equity hours and pay a no-interest mortgage on the home. Homeowner applications have been reviewed and the selected family will be announced in November.

“This is a momentous occasion for our community, and now with the site clearing underway, we are another step closer to making a real difference in a Napa family’s life,” said Kathleen de Vries, development director. “We are still raising the final funds needed to complete the home, and we are asking for one final push from local residents and businesses to help us reach our goal.”

When calculating individual donations, corporate sponsorships, and grants, Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity needs to raise less than $100,000 to meet the project’s estimated budget. In the coming months, the organization will be promoting its “Team Habitat Experience” to local businesses who are looking for ways to team build and volunteer with employees while also giving back to the community.

Through this program, companies are asked for a donation of $1,000 and to recruit a team of up to 10 volunteers to build together at our construction sites. Groups may recruit more volunteers for an additional donation of $100 per person. Corporate sponsorships at various levels are also available.

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The site lead on the Napa home project is Roger Carr, who is assisted by LC Naylor.

For more information on the Napa home project, Team Habitat Experiences, sponsorship and donation opportunities, or to volunteer, call the office at (707) 422-1948 or visit www.solanonapahabitat.org.

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