On October 23, 1998, a St. Cloud family of four received a brass key
to their dream of home ownership, a new home that would not have
been obtainable if it were not for the coordination of Habitat for
Humanity and donations from members of the Central Minnesota Builders
really happy, excited, and thankful for our new home" stated
Jeff Falconer, the husband of Sandra Falconer and father of Brody
and Sophia. The home was built at 248, 22nd Avenue North.
this Habitat for Humanity home was a tremendous undertaking",
stated Joe Torborg, 1998 President of the CMBA. "The response
from members was phenomenal, and that makes me proud to be affiliated
with the CMBA."
was the first of its kind for the association and it took off like
a rocket during the busiest time of our building season. Members
volunteered their time and products for over 90% of the project.
In a few short months, the finishing touches were complete"
The Falconer's home is made affordable to them through the Habitat for
Humanity program. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage
payments, the Falconer's invest hours of their own labor into building
their home and the houses of others.
Collin Peterson presented the house key to the family in honor of
the "The House That Congress Built" program, a national
effort to build a Habitat for Humanity house in every congressional
district in the country.