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Habitat for Humanity dedicates renovated home for family

By Janelle Hill, Web Producer
Published On: Aug 04 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 05 2013 05:18:01 PM CDT

A family in need is getting a new home, thanks in part to local inmates.

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa. -

A family in need is getting a new home, thanks in part to local inmates.

Habitat for Humanity of Berks County dedicated a home on Monroe Street in Muhlenberg Township on Monday.

The home was renovated by volunteers from the Wernersville Community Correction Center.

Organizers said it's a win-win for the homeowners and the inmates.

"What we're able to do is use these individuals, bring them into this home, help us fix it up, create a beautiful home for a family and they're at least able to give back to the community," said Russell Poper, director of construction, Habitat for Humanity.

A dozen volunteers from Wernersville spent four months fixing up the house.