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Councilwoman Scott joins Habitat for Humanity to help bring a new family to District 1 and honor Shively Area Ministries

Thursday September 5, 2013

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1) will be on hand this Friday morning to help a single mother with three children make her dream of home ownership come true.

The Habitat for Humanity house under construction is at 4514 Sunset Circle. It is a special effort to celebrate the 25th anniversary of an organization with the mission of helping those in need.

“There are many families who have been helped by the Shively Area Ministries and on Friday we will be working to help a new family build a new home in District 1,” says Scott. “The Ministries has found a great way celebrate the work that they do by showing how they do their work.”

Volunteers from Shively Area Ministries and Texas Roadhouse began the Habitat for Humanity build in late August for Tracey Fines, who is the mother of three children. She works at University Hospital where she has been the patient observation assistant for over a year.

“I learned about Habitat’s Homebuyer Program from a coworker who encouraged me to apply,” said Fines. “Homeownership is important to me because I want to leave something for my kids, instead of steadily paying for something that will never be mine.”

Scott says this is yet another example of how people are building a community, neighborhood by neighborhood.

“I would encourage everyone who has the time to learn more about Habitat for Humanity and the Shively Area Ministries,” says Scott. “These are two organizations that help other people live better lives. They could use our help and support to continue their work.”

Councilwoman Scott will join volunteers at the build site from 9:00am until 11:00am.

Many local churches, businesses and individuals are assisting Shively Area Ministries. They include: Texas Roadhouse, Dixie Valley Church of God, Shively Baptist Church, Momentive, Dow, Fifth Third Bank, Desales High School, Shively Area Ministries Staff, Briargate, Ursuline Sisters and Associates, US Bank, St. Paul Lutheran, Life Song, Dover Chapel, Southwest Rotary, Incarnation and Mary Queen of Peace, St. Lawrence, Chapel Hill and many individuals.

For more information, contact Councilwoman Scott’s Office at 574-1101.

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