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Medina County Habitat for Humanity dedicates house

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Medina County Habitat for Humanity celebrated Sunday the dedication of the 31st home the group has constructed during its 25 years of existence.

The newest residence is on Jefferson Avenue in Brunswick and will be occupied by Tina Wilson and her daughter, Emily.

Vice president Ron Romanchok led the ceremony that included officers of the nonprofit Habitat group and deacon Gary Tomazic of St. Ambrose Church in Brunswick.

Romanchok said the project cost about $140,000 for the three-bedroom home and that 95 percent of the funding came from sales at Habitat’s ReStore, 342 E. Smith Road. He added that more than 1,000 volunteers contributed in some way to the project.

Construction began on the site last June.

Tina Wilson said owning her own home has been a longtime goal and something she wanted as a place for her daughter to look forward to coming home to in the future. She said the process of becoming a client of Habitat started as simply as “filling out a form online.”

She said she has visited the site during its construction “just about every day.”

Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi attended the dedication and noted, “You can build a structure with hammer and with nails. But it’s love that creates a home.”



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