Bend’s Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 84th home May 8 to celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary. The home, which was dedicated to Melissa Evans and her two daughters, was built with a solar energy system and is one of 12 homes constructed by the organization to have this feature. The home was built in Bend Habitat’s new community, Parkway Village, on Empire Boulevard and Boyd Acres Road.
The Bend Area Habitat for Humanity is the first affiliate of the organization to include solar energy in such a large number of homes at no charge to the future homeowners. Thanks to a partnership with Sunlight Solar, the organization plans to continue building homes that are energy-efficient.
Bend’s local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity has been building homes in Bend and Crook County since 1989. For more information about the organization, visit http://www.bendhabitat.org/, or call 541-385-5387.