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2nd Marana 'Habitat' home to be dedicated

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Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:05 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Habitat for Humanity has finished its second home in Marana, and it’ll be ready for the Pottenger family to move into this holiday season.

The home, built at Hester and Moore in Marana, is being dedicated this Saturday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m.

This project has been sponsored by the National and Arizona Catholic Daughters of America, with the help of hundreds of volunteers as well as the Pottenger family.

Harumi Pottenger is a single mom, recently widowed, who has six children. For her, this home is a dream come true.

“Owning a home was a dream that she shared with David, her late husband,” said Mary Hurst, Pottenger’s sister-in-law and family partner. “David’s birthday is the 24th of November and Hamish, her youngest son, said the home is a birthday present for his Dad. So I know there will be plenty tears of joy.”

The home, born through a partnership with the Town of Marana called “Marana Builds Habitat,” was started in the spring. It is the second Habitat for Humanity Tucson home within town limits.

The Pottenger family, Harumi and her children, have worked to complete 200 hours of “sweat equity,” a basic tenet of Habitat for Humanity. They will repay a no-interest mortgage over a period of 25 years.

Marana dedication

Saturday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m.

12750 N. Hester Drive, Marana, the corner of Moore and Hester.

The dedication will be followed by a Thanksgiving meal provided by the Arizona Catholic Daughters of America.

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