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Devon donates $500 to Habitat for Humanity

Dec 19, 2013 - Staff

Habitat for Humanity, Wind River Country recently received a donation of $500 from Devon Energy. The donation will go toward the purchase of construction material for the home on the former site of the Riverton Hospital.

Habitat constructs homes with donations, grant funds and hundreds of donated work hours from volunteers, local businesses and contractors. Homeowners are required to provide 500 hours of labor known as "Sweat Equity" and can enlist the assistance of family and friends to achieve these hours.

The 1,200-square-foot, highly energy efficient home has a target completion date of fall 2014 and will be the 16th home constructed by Habitat since it was established in 1997.

This project represents the first house produced as a result of a partnership between Habitat for Humanity and the Riverton Career Center "Geometry in Construction" curriculum, which started in August. The program offers students an opportunity to apply classroom geometry and construction principles to an actual project.

Devon Energy is a leading independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas. In Wyoming, Devon has roughly 160 employees and operates primarily in four areas: the Powder River Basin, Wind River Basin, Big Horn Basin and Washakie Basin.

Habitat for Humanity, an international Christian ministry, serves low-income families seeking home ownership opportunities but don't qualify for traditional lending. New homeowners have no down payment cost, a 0 percent interest rate and the mortgage is carried by Habitat. Habitat homes are primarily built for families with young children, and 80 percent of all homes are built for single parent families.

For more information on Habitat for Humanity, visit ReStore at 305 E. Main St. or call 857-2997.

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