Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Ms. Edith Suggs stands proudly on the porch of Henderson's FIRST Habitat for Humanity house. Seventeen years ago--August 26, 1991--Habitat celebrated its first Ground Breaking at 633 Seventh Street. Then Henderson Mayor Bill Newman and Judge Paul Herron attended the festivities. Ms. Suggs, now retired from the KY Dept. of Social Services, worked regularly with thirty volunteers to build her house. It was finished four and a half months later, in early January, 1992.

Ms. Suggs and Henderson Habitat's pioneer volunteers established a continuing legacy of the construction of safe, decent shelter affordable to households living at the lower end of the economic scale that presently has forty-three Henderson partner families and is building for three more.

Congratulations to Ms. Suggs and thanks for her faithful participation with Habitat. Her monthly principal-only mortgage payment has been helping to build all those other Habitat houses in Henderson since!

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