53 homes in 25 years for Knox County Habitat for Humanity

“Giving people a meaningful, mission experience right in their own backyard” is what Knox County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Jordan Knights hopes to accomplish. The organization is celebrating 25 years in Knox County – and by the numbers, Habitat averages building two houses a year. The 52nd Habitat home is getting completed in Galesburg, while crews and volunteers are busy with the 53rd. “We’ve been blessed in finding qualified, partnered families, and have support to build these homes, and volunteers to work with,” Knight says. “And blessed that every home we’re completing, the next home is already started up. So we’re going to dedicate the 52nd with the 53rd well underway too.” Ground broke on the 52nd home, on the corner of South Chambers and Davis Streets, in early April – even with several rain delays, the project took less than seven months to complete. The 53rd home is poised to have it’s roof installed by the end of November. Knight says the Habitat for Humanity “neighborhood” in the cul-de-sac of Ecklund Court off South Chambers will be completed within the next couple of years. This Saturday, November 18th, at 5:00pm the 52nd home 14-84 South Chambers will be dedicated with a brief ceremony. Tours of the home will be available as well as information on becoming a Habitat for Humanity volunteer.