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Habitat for Humanity homeowner celebrates final house payment with Mortgage Burning Ceremony.

BOWLING GREEN, OH (June 29, 2017) — Habitat Homeowners, volunteers, community supporters and sponsors join together to celebrate a Mortgage Burning Ceremony for James Wenz and his family. The Wenz Family has made their final mortgage payment on their Habitat for Humanity home and will celebrate by burning the mortgage papers in the parking lot of Trinity United Methodist Church. Habitat for Humanity homeowners pay a no-interest or low-interest monthly mortgage payment for a safe, decent, and affordable home.


“This is such a huge accomplishment for the Wenz Family,” said Mark Ohashi, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Wood County. “They have been diligently paying their mortgage for about 22 years now. For any family, paying off a mortgage is a big deal. The Wenz Family took it a step further, and they even paid off their mortgage early. We couldn’t be happier for them.”


The Wenz’s home, located in Bloomdale, was one of the first homes that Habitat for Humanity of Wood County constructed.


“At Habitat for Humanity, we know that with just a little help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. James and his family just needed a boost, and they took that opportunity and ran with it. They’re the perfect example of what a home can do for a family,” said Mark Ohashi, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Wood County.



About Habitat for Humanity of Wood County

Habitat for Humanity of Wood County partners with people in Wood County, Ohio and all over the world to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Since its inception, Habitat for Humanity of Wood County has built 37 homes.

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