Murphysboro welcomes mom, daughter to Habitat for Humanity home
Jackson-Union County Habitat for Humanity (JUCHabitat) recently marked the completion of its 31st home in the community, a testament to the hard work of volunteers and generosity of donors, according to a press release from the group.
The home was built on a vacant lot on Division Street in Murphsyboro, which the city donated, and the house that now stands there is a home for Nina Alexander and her daughter Shekinah.
The ceremony also acknowledged a significant moment for Carolyn Alexander, a woman the JUCHabitat assisted in 2004. The organization provided Alexander with an interest-free loan for her home, which she recently paid off this year.
According to JUCHabitat’s release, the group is now looking for a family to assist with its next home development project. The organization will begin work on a site on North Cairo Street in Carbondale in the coming weeks and is seeking information about families that could be placed there.