Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County

MARYVILLE, Mo. — Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County has named Ashley Mikkelsen and her family as its 11th partner.

With Habitat’s assistance, the family has taken ownership of an existing home in Maryville.

The community is invited to an open house and blessing of the home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. The home is located 1315 E. Jenkins St. in Maryville.

Mikkelson and her four children — Olivia, 11; twins Genevieve and Carter, 9; and Cameron, 7 — have moved into a home Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County and its volunteers completed in 2017. Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County purchased the home from Joshua and Alea Mullins — the affiliate’s ninth partner family — when the family decided to relocate.

Mikkelsen, a single mother, has been employed as an EMT for 14 years in Clarinda, Iowa. The family has lived in Maryville for nine years.

“I’m very excited and I’m very grateful to the board,” Mikkelsen said in a press release. “We’ve moved a lot, but we’ve been wanting our forever home, so this will be it.”

Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and invites people from all walks of life to work in partnership to build houses with individuals and families in need. It offers houses to partner families who pay for the house and maintain it.

Partner families invest hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” into their homes and the homes of others. Habitat homes are sold at no profit and with no interest charged. Mortgage payments are placed in a revolving fund and used to finance additional houses.

Volunteers provide construction labor, and individuals, churches and corporate sponsors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses.

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