The Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity, which helps families to build or own their first homes, has received a donation of 30 parcels in the city's South End, where it will build 16 new
The vacant property, donated by the Du Pont Co., is valued at nearly $25,000.
"Du Pont's donation will allow us to embark on our biggest building plan in the history of our organization," according to Betsy Diachun, spokeswoman for Habitat for Humanity. "Our goal is to build two-, three-, and possibly four-bedroom homes," she said.
The Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity has built or rehabilitated seven houses in various locations. The families who take ownership of the houses work more than 500 hours each in the construction or rehabilitation of their homes, and they help Habitat with administrative work such as stuffing envelopes, fund-raising and publicity.
"We are pleased to be a partner with the Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity," said Kelly Kober, manager of Du Pont's Niagara Plant.