Ground Broken for Habitat for Humanity

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Friday for the 19th Habitat for Humanity-Wheeling Area home at 97 33rd St., in Wheeling.

The new home will be a single-story structure and allow easy access for Cathy McWhorter and her three daughters, one of is handicapped.

“I’m excited,” McWhorter said. “We are really blessed. We are so grateful we have this opportunity.”

McWhorter said she and the girls are currently renting and must move out by the end of the year.

According to Habitat for Humanity-Wheeling Area President Bob Kennen, the home will be known as the Soroptimist House because of the generosity of the Soroptimist Club which held a number of fundraisers and donated more than $10,000.

He also noted donations of the Saints and Sinners Club and the Vineyard Church, which gave more than $9,000.

“We hope to start construction as soon as we get our building permit and a variance,” Kennen said. “All construction work will be done by volunteers and we are working to get donated materials. We still need to raise about $10,000.”

Wheeling Architect Adam Mull designed the building.