Then & Now: Habitat for Humanity reaches 20 years

In a Dec. 3, 1994, file photo, Peter Hedstrom (right),
president/chairman of Hastings Area Habitat for
Humanity, presents the key to their new home to
the Jeff and Carrie Heeren family at 601 S.
Boston Ave. It was the first home built in Hastings
by Habitat for Humanity.

Then: Twenty years ago, members of area churches organized a local chapter of Habitat for Humanity to provide housing for low-income families in the Hastings area.
Members of churches through the city began organizing in November 1992 and the group received its formal charter in April 1993. The group broke ground for its first home in April 1994, which became the home for Jeffrey and Carrie Heeren at 601 S. Boston Ave. in December 1994.

Now: Jeffrey and Carrie Heeren still live in the house they helped build from the ground up.

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