On Saturday August 18th, 2018, West Tuality Habitat for Humanity presented to the Richard and Jessica Epler family, a new Habitat for Humanity built home located at 1523 22nd Place in Forest Grove. This is the 13th home built by West Tuality Habitat for Humanity and the first of 7 homes planned to be built at the Kidd Court Project. The project is named in honor of local resident and former Forest Grove Mayor and Councilman Richard Kidd.
The presentation and dedication event featured community members, West Tuality Habitat Board of Directors and staff and community members. West Tuality Habitat Board President Mike Hundley welcomed the crowd that gathered at the home, located at 1523 22nd Place in Forest Grove. He also introduced the West Tuality Habitat Board of Directors members that were present at the event. Reverend Richard Osburn offered a blessing and prayer in dedication of the new home. New home owners Richard and Jessica Epler addressed the crowd and thanked the many individuals involved with the construction of the new home.
West Tuality Habitat Executive Director Virginia Ohler then addressed the gathering, high lighting the many individuals and corporate sponsors that participated in the construction process, and then invited Richard and Jessica to cut the ribbon on the door of their new home. Tours of the new home were then made available and hot dogs and refreshments were served. West Tuality Habitat for Humanity would like to thank all the people involved in the construction of this home and project, and would also like to thank the local community for their overwhelming support in support of their mission to bring affordable home ownership to citizens of Western Washington County.
West Tuality Habitat for Humanity is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. West Tuality Habitat for Humanity has been building homes in the local community since 1996. They also operate the Forest Grove ReStore located at 3731 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove. The ReStore receives donations of furniture, appliance, building supplies and materials and resells them, with proceeds helping to fund the operations of West Tuality Habitat for Humanity.