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St. Elizabeth Healthcare teams with Habitat for Humanity to build home for one of its own

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St. Elizabeth and its associates have completed the building of its Habitat for Humanity home in Covington (Latonia Lakes) for a fellow associate and her family.

St. Elizabeth workers joined Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for the Chipps family in Covington. Photo: David Sorcher

St. Elizabeth workers joined Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for the Chipps family in Covington. Photo: David Sorcher

The project concluded with a celebration and dedication ceremony on Saturday, April 23, where associates of St. Elizabeth and various community partners joined in a blessing of the home and family.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati is a non-profit Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate substandard housing by building, renovating and repairing simple and affordable homes to sell to families in need.

“With the continued support of our community and corporate partners, churches, donors, and partner families, we continue to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope,” says Ed Lee, President and CEO Habitat for Humanity. “We are honored to have St. Elizabeth as a sponsor and as a community partner.”

St. Elizabeth president and CEO Garren Colvin (right) was one of more than 770 associates who helped build a Habitat for Humanity coworker in Covington. Photo: David Sorcher

St. Elizabeth president and CEO Garren Colvin (right) was one of more than 770 associates who helped build a Habitat for Humanity home for a coworker in Covington. Photo: David Sorcher

Over the past four months, more than 770 St. Elizabeth associates and their family and friends came together to help build this home. St. Elizabeth quickly became Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati’s largest volunteer organization by accumulating 2,557 volunteer hours dedicated to this home alone.

“Our St. Elizabeth team has unwavering passion and commitment to each of our patients and community, but we also have that same commitment to each other, said Garren Colvin, St. Elizabeth president and CEO. “We are pleased to now be Habitat’s largest volunteer organization, but we are even more honored to help create this moment and memory for Elizabeth and her family.”

Habitat does not give away homes. Habitat partner families help build their own home with fellow volunteers and then purchase the home when completed with a 20-30 year mortgage. The estimated mortgage payment is $500 per month including taxes and insurance.

“A Habitat home is more than bricks and mortar. It’s opportunity,” Colvin said. “Each day within our hospitals and physician offices, we have the privilege to provide extraordinary care to our patients and fellowship to our coworkers. But together, we helped make someone’s dream, a reality.”

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