Bank donates house
Time Federal Savings Bank of Medford has donated a Merrill home to Merrill Habitat for Humanity. Merrill Habitat volunteers have been working on remodeling this home, which is located on 1508 Division St. Merrill, during the year.
“Working daily in the home loan industry gives us a first-hand look at the tremendous challenges faced by many families who desire to turn the dream of homeownership into a reality,” bank officials said in a statement. “Time Federal Savings Bank is honored to provide Habitat for Humanity of Merrill with this donation. Your organization’s role in helping families achieve homeownership is important and appreciated in these tough economic times.”
Local businesses have donated their services and goods remodeling. They are: Merrill Glass, Iatonni Concrete, blocks work; Central Carpeting; Pat Hall, drywall; Gary Erickson, roof; Bob Weaver, plumbing; Janssen, heating; and Merrill Millwork, new patio doors. Hargrave Appliances, washer and dryer; John Lee, concrete patio.
The Building crew includes: Ken Adams, Gary Wright, Joe Thomaschefsky, Dave Smith, Tom Bokelman, Jack Ader, Dick Vandre, Ken Smrcek, and Bob Pettula.
Landscaping work was done by Jessica Lee, counselor at Lincoln Hills, and two youth volunteers. Detailing and cleaning of the home was done by Barb Adams and Sue Smith.
The house is ready to go up for sale, through Park City Realty. The profits from selling this home will help to build Merrill Habitat’s next home, which will be located in the city of Merrill. The group plans to break ground for the 14th home built for a qualified “partner family” this summer. “Partner families” work with the volunteers on the home and are responsible for no-interest mortgage payments to Habitat (the seed money for the next home). Merrill Habitat for Humanity is in the process of choosing its next family.