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Information and photos about our homes come from articles published by the Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune. The following excerpt was published in the C-T Friday, October 26, 2001. Article and photos by Catherine Stortz Ripley.
Hours after Christi Baldwin wrote off the idea that she would be chosen a Habitat for Humanity home recipient, a delegation of people from that organization came knocking on her door to inform her that she and her children were chosen as the fourth family. Minutes after the group voted, they descended upon the Baldwin residence located in a mobile home park on Cowgill Street. It was the second time Baldwin had applied to become a Habitat home recipient.
The Baldwins moved to their home on Cowgill Street after spending three years in public housing. While their current home provided adequate shelter, the three bedroom structure was small for the growing family which includes three children. Christi had first learned about Habitat from a flyer which the children brought home from school.
Don Hoffman was chairman of the Family Selection Committee at the time of selecting the fourth family. Local Habitat President, Elizabeth Cunningham, advised, "In times such as this, we find our most precious sanctuaries are our own collective communities and our individual homes. What better statement today can be made than our assuming responsibilities for another local family to be able to purchase their home with our support.
A ground-breaking ceremony was held Saturday, January 26, 2002, at 419 Herriman, the location of the new home.
Tuesday, October 23, 2001
Home Dedicated Sunday, December 22, 2002
Home at 419 Herriman Dedicated December 22
Christi Baldwin accepts keys to her new home, built by the Chillicothe Area Habitat for Humanity chapter Sunday during a dedication ceremony. Also pictured is Jim Johnson, president of the Chillicothe Area Habitat for Humanity Chapter. A total of two Habitat homes were built this year.
Two Chillicothe families will be spending
Christmas in their new homes after both houses were dedicated Sunday during a joint
ceremony sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Habitat for Humanity chapter. A crowd of
between 70 and 80 people attended the ceremony which officially dedicated the home of the
Jim and Angela Newsom family; and the home of the Christi Baldwin family. Both homes are
located in the 400 block of Herriman Street, and bring the total number of completed
Habitat homes in Chillicothe to five.
The Chillicothe Area Habitat for Humanity board members were acknowledged during the ceremony and include: the Rev. Charles Epps, Elaine Knittle, Lois Turner, Elizabeth Cunningham, Mike McClure, Paul Murphy, the Rev. Don Hoffman, Bernita Mammen (retired), Ron Urton, the Rev. Bill Bellias, Denise Williams, Debbie Ware, Chuck Haney and Josh Harlow.
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