Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity would like to congratulate the Soboslai/Emerson family, proud new owners of their first home on Dearborn Street in Franklin! This marks LR Habitat’s 32nd home in the Lakes Region and our first handicap accessible home. Krysten Adel, president of Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity, along with the entire Board of Directors, are incredibly proud to welcome them as our newest partner family!
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers and supporters, without whom this build could not have happened. A huge thank you to John B. Robinson, president of Wood and Clay, who donated his time as general contractor for the job. With his superior oversight, many other members from the Lakes Region Builders and Remodelers Association got involved.
These include Carl Johnson (surveying), Belknap Landscaping (excavation), Coleman Concrete, Mountain Top Builders (labor), Penco (plumbing), RJD Electric (electric), and Pella (windows). Other vendors making significant contributions include Boulia-Gorrell Lumber Co, Ron Anderson of Lowes in Gilford, Rowell Sewer & Drain (porta-potty), Casella Waste Systems (dumpster), and Belletetes Lumber.
In addition, we could not continue the mission of Habitat for Humanity, providing decent, affordable housing, without the help of the many volunteers who make our work possible. We have had significant assistance on this project from the Sanbornton Congregational Church as well as St. James Episcopal Church, where the Soboslai/Emerson family worships.
Rob, Kelly and RJ Soboslai, with Barbara Emerson, have also contributed much to the building of their new home. Logging over 500 sweat equity hours, they have been instrumental in making their dreams of home ownership a reality. We are very excited for them and look forward to the formal dedication of their new home some time after Easter.
Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and has been providing decent, affordable housing in the Lakes Region since 1982. The organization has now completed 32 homes and looks forward to building many more. For more information, to donate or to get involved call 524-4820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit Lakes Region Habitat’s website at www.lrhabitat.org.
PHOTO: Handing Over the Keys
Front Row: Robert Soboslai, Jr., Kelly Soboslai, RJ Soboslai, Barbara Emerson
Back Row: LR Habitat president Krysten Adel, Marilyn Deschenes