Caldwell Has First Habitat Home

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Caldwell presented and dedicated its first home Saturday.

Over the past seven months, the Matthews family and countless members of the community pitched in with labor, money and expertise to lay the foundation for Habitat's mission.

There was extra significance to Saturday's presentation ceremony. The home was dedicated in memory of Horace Jackson, who played an instrumental role in laying the ground work for the home.

Unfortunately, Jackson passed away before the home's completion.

Habitat member Charlsa Wine says she hopes the Matthews' home is the start of building a better Caldwell.

"I hope that we can continue this process and that we can continue to provide proper, adequate housing for families that need it because this is what it's all about," Wine said.

The Matthews family is expected to move in next week.