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QC Habitat Will Celebrate its 100th Groundbreaking

This weekend will be special for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Saturday, the organization will break ground on its 100th house built in the Quad Cities.

Spokesman Dougal Nelson says Habitat broke ground on its first house 23 years ago. And the family has paid the mortgage in full. He's proud the group is helping families break out of the cycle of generational poverty.

Habitat usually asks businesses and foundations for donations of at least $10,000 to help pay for construction. But Nelson says the Quad Cities chapter decided to use a different method for the 100th home.

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We thought the 100th home should belong to supporters over 20 some years. So we asked 100 donors for $1,000 each. I just got a phone call before you called. And I think we have $22,000 to go.

The lot for Habitat's 100th home is located in the Floreciente neighborhood in Moline at 518 4th Avenue. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

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