Trees planted, as another Habitat for Humanity project nears completion

See volunteers work, so others may have good, family housing they can afford …

Helping with the planting project are Mike Schmidt, Stanley Tools; Dave Winterling, Stanley Tools; Kris Cowan, Joe Kelley, volunteer on the site; and Todd Cleek, volunteer and member of the board of directors of the Kivel & Howard Law Firm.

Story and photo by David F. Ashton
East on SE Stark, near the Gresham city border, another Habitat for Humanity development is about ready for happy families who got the opportunity to buy new, reduced-priced housing in outer East Portland.

At the site, Kris Cowan, construction supervisor for Mt. Hood Habitat for Humanity, told us, “We’re finishing a planting bed in the back of the development. We’re planting trees, bushes and installing retaining walls.”

Cowan explained that families work on their own development, and that of others, as a way of earning “sweat equity” in their new homes.

The new development is called Lillian’s Place, he said, a 16 unit development. The new owners decided to make one of the units a community center. “Intel donated a bunch of computers, so it will be a library/study for people here.”

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