Josh and Tiffany Nolan are the proud recipients of Habitat for Humanity’s newest Siskiyou County home project.
On what is now an empty lot in Weed’s Angel Valley neighborhood will eventually be the Nolan’s new home.
At last Sunday’s groundbreaking, a small crowd of well wishers gathered to hear local Habitat President Neil McDowell and Grace Presbyterian Minister Jim Howe each give a small speech and contribute their blessing to the new couple.
Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families.
Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more Habitat houses.
Habitat is not a ‘giveaway’ program. In addition to a down payment and the monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor—sweat equity—into building their Habitat house and the houses of others.
According to McDowell, “It’s a hand up, not a handout.”
For more information  or to volunteer call 938-1849.  With this new project underway, there are many opportunities to volunteer.  No construction experience is necessary to participate.