A donation from U.S. Bank to the Neosho Area Habitat for Humanity in the amount of $4900.00 completed the amount needed to break ground on the 15th Habitat for Humanity House in Neosho.

Representatives from the Neosho Area Habitat for Humanity and U.S. Bank gathered together earlier this week for the donation to be made.

Ground will be broken on the next site, located at 1503 North Main Avenue in Neosho, in the near future.

The Neosho Area Habitat for Humanity has been building homes for qualified families for more than 25 years.

The Family Selection Committee is now actively seeking applications for families that may qualify for a new Habitat home. An informational meeting about the process will held held at the SMB Bank Community Room, 110 North Neosho Boulevard, on Thursday, February 28 from 6-7 p.m.

Those who may be interested in an application should attend and applications will be available at the meeting.

Applications are also available at the Neosho Center for Seniors, Head Start, Faithful Friends Animal Advocates Thrift Store, The Help Center, Crosslines, Lafayette House, the Neosho-Newton County Library, the Newton County Health Department (Pam Link), Hope Kitchen, the Neosho City Water Department at City Hall, through the Bright Futures Backpack Program, and at the temporary employment agencies in Neosho.

Applications may also be printed from the group's website at neoshohabitat.org.

Accepting applications are one of the most important steps a chapter takes in the process of matching a family with a new home.

The Neosho Area Habitat for Humanity is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affording housing. The houses are then sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

Volunteers provide most of the labor. Individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor, "sweat equity", into building their homes. Payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.

A family has not been selected for the located on North Main Avenue in Neosho.

Neosho Area HFH is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor – “sweat equity” – into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.