DIXON – Lori Spotts spent her Mother’s Day weekend like millions of other moms: spending time with her kids – but it’s what they did that made their time even more special: They broke ground on their new home.
With gold shovels in hand and smiles on their faces, the Dixon family – Lori, Destinee, Deston, Braden and Brianna – joined Dixon Habitat for Humanity President Jim Dixon, the Revs. Michael Cole and David Spaulding, and others on Saturday during a ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on the family’s new home at 320 Custer Ave.
The Spotts’ home is the third of six planned Habitat homes in that area of the city for Dixon Habitat for Humanity, and the 26th for the group, which is part of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness and putting faith into action by making home ownership a reality.
The organization is supported by the generosity of donations and the dedication of volunteers – and habitat homeowners have buy-in, too. They pay an affordable mortgage, receive financial education and help build their homes. Last year, the organization helped 3.5 million people secure decent, affordable housing. Beyond just putting a roof over their heads, Habitat helps provide families strength, stability and independence through home ownership.
For more information on the local chapter, go to hfh-il-dixon.huterra.com or call 815-288-4957. To donate to the Dixon Habitiat for Humanity, make checks out to HFH and mail them to Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 11, Dixon, IL 61021.