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On July 14, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer joined Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville at 2609 West Madison Street in the Russell neighborhood to celebrate construction of the organization's 377th home in the Louisville area.
Local High school students from the Governor's Scholars Program constructed the home in four weeks. Established in 1983, the Governor's Scholars Program celebrated its 30th summer in Kentucky by partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build the home as a service project.
Participating local students include:
• Bagdad resident Lauren Dale, who attends Shelby County High School
• Shelbyville resident Lauren Greenwell, who attends Collins High School
• Simpsonville resident Marysa Maier, who attends Collins High School
• Shelbyville resident Brianna Robinson, who attends Collins High School
• Shelbyville resident Abby Siegel, who attends Shelby County High School
This project supports the Governor's Scholars Program's mission to nurture Kentucky's future civic and economic leaders. This summer, 360 Governor's Scholars lived and studied on Bellarmine University's campus. The students, representing 93 Kentucky counties, joined the 50 members of the program's faculty and staff to volunteer 2,025 hours to build the house.
Through donations of money, materials and volunteer labor, Habitat for Humanity was able to build the home in four weeks and sell it at an affordable price. Muse and Adan purchased the home with a zero interest loan, and their monthly mortgage payments will be used to build more Habitat houses.