Habitat for Humanity to break ground Oct. 15 in Worcester

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Worcester – Habitat for Humanity-MetroWest/Greater Worcester (HFH-MW/GW) will break ground Saturday, Oct.15 to begin building an affordable house at 16 Fales St. in Worcester. Bank of America made a contribution of $47,500 toward the project, which will be built to connect to an existing Habitat house at 18 Fales St., resulting in a duplex structure.

The new construction at 16 Fales Street will have approximately 1,050 square feet of living space for a single family. It will be two stories high with two bedrooms and one-and-one-half bathrooms. The house will be Energy Star certified, as well as landscaped in a manner compatible with neighboring homes. Construction is expected to be completed over the next 10 to 12 months. It will be the 34th home built by HFH-MW/GW in the past 26 years.

Among those expected to attend and speak at the public ground breaking ceremony, scheduled for Oct. 15, at 9:30 a.m., is Ed Shea, Bank of America Worcester Market President.

According to Shea, “Bank of America has a longstanding relationship with Habitat, and it doesn's end with financial support. We are encouraging local employees to volunteer their time and talents by participating in the build and on the committees essential to bringing this important project to fruition.”

Just recently, a family has been selected to occupy this new house: Ornella Bisceglia and her daughter, Laura, age 9. Ornella works at UMass Medical School as a research lab technician, and is currently living in Shrewsbury.

Habitat is forming a Local Project Committee that will provide the leadership and direction for the Fund-raising, Community Outreach and Construction committees. Anyone interested in joining a committee should contact HFH-MW/GW at 1-508-799-9259.