Habitat for Humanity to break ground on new home

WILLIAMSTOWN – Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley will break ground 6 p.m. Thursday on its 106th home in the region at 809 W. Fourth St., Williamstown.

The future homeowner is Jennifer Davis and her children.

The property was donated to Habitat by Williamstown Bank. The home has 30 sponsors through Give Local MOV, a day of online giving organized by the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation.

Also, Habitat is partnering with Cornerstone Building Brands, of which SimEx and Ply Gem are businesses of Cornerstone Building Brands, on the home. Through the national Home for Good program, the company has donated siding, windows and shutters. Employees at facilities in Wood, Ritchie and Pleasants counties will help build the house and install the products.

Additional groups have committed to helping build the home and will be announced soon, Robin Stewart, Habitat director of resource development, said.

Habitat dedicated the 104th home in June on 36th Street in Parkersburg for the Natalie Enoch family. The 105th home is under construction in Barlow.

The organization hopes to begin and have under roof at least one home, maybe a second, by the end of the year, Stewart said.