On Sunday, April 30, Natalie Berry-Marshall and Friends will hold a concert to benefit Mercer County Habitat for Humanity.
The concert starts at 3 p.m. at the Mercer Transformation Center, formerly the Harrodsburg High School building, on East Lexington Street.
Donations and ticket sales will help provide affordable housing for families who otherwise could not afford a mortgage said Dan Chilton, president of Mercer County Habitat for Humanity.
Chilton said the current house on Pheasant Drive in the Quail Run subdivision is almost finished except for the driveway and the side steps. It will be dedicated in May, he said.
While Habitat is looking for another partner family who needs a home, Chilton said the agency also needs funds to extend Pheasant Drive, which will create another six lots.
“You need a road to get an address and you need an address to get a building permit,” Chilton said. “Hopefully if we can get the road started, we can find another partner family for next year.”
It’s a challenging time for Habitat, which partners with one family every year to construct a high-quality affordable home. The partner family contributes “sweat equity”—helping to build the house—and pay a mortgage.
To learn more, check out this week’s issue of The Harrodsburg Herald.