Dan Von der Embse and Randy and Sue Basinger (r) family advocates, look on as Jodi Young signs to be a partner family with Putnam County Habitat for Humanity. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)
County Habitat for Humanity signed the agreement to build their
seventh home during a special meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at
Ottawa Presbyterian Church.
local agency has partnered with Jodi Young, Ottawa, to build the next
home in 2014. They are currently looking for a lot in Columbus Grove.
Young is a part time social worker
at Lima Memorial Hospital. Jodi was raised by Bill and Diane Rieman
and is a 2007 graduate of Ottawa-Glandorf High School. She is a
part-time social worker at Lima Memorial Hospital. Along with most of
her extended family, Jodi worships at the Church of the Good Shepherd
in Columbus Grove.
will begin later this spring. The home will be fully handicap
accessible to meet Jodi’s needs. “Becoming
the Partner Family for 2014 is such blessing to me,” Jodi said.
“Once the home is built, I will have a home that is completely
accessible. Since my accident, I have never lived anywhere that was
built for someone with my needs. This home will give me the
opportunity to become more independent because every part of it will
be designed to fit my needs. I want to thank the Putnam County
Habitat for Humanity for giving me this opportunity.”
and Susan Basinger have agreed to be her family advocates.
Recker will serve as the construction manager.
County Habitat for Humanity will celebrate their fifth anniversary
this March. They have built six houses since their were founded in
March 2009. This includes three houses in Ottawa, one in Leipsic, one
in Continental, and one in Kalida.
these homes are Energy Star rated and meet Enterprise Green Community
for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks
to eliminate poverty housing from our communities, our nation and our
world. Habitat partners with low-income families to build, own and
maintain simple, decent affordable homes.