Habitat for Humanity unveils two more homes in Joplin - KOAM TV 7

Habitat for Humanity unveils two more homes in Joplin


Two more families become homeowners after losing their own in the tornado.  The new homes are courtesy of Habitat for Humanity.

Amy Irvin and her two children get the keys to their house on Murphy Avenue.  Across the street and down a block the Millard family walks up to their new front porch.

Ribbon cuttings were held by the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce as all celebrated the labor of love by families and volunteers.

Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Scott Clayton says these houses are part of the building on faith program in which Habitat partnered with area churches.

But he says there's a lot more to come.

"We also have 31 other houses under construction and we plan to start about 17 more," says Clayton.  "I know the numbers are a lot and there's a lot of neighborhoods are getting rebuilt, when it all comes down to it partner families are moving into safe brand new houses and we're happy to be part of that."

Both houses sit next to homes also being built by Habitat.

Both include tornado shelters, something the families say brings peace of mind along with a 0%, 20 year mortgage.

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