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Habitat finishing work on Menlo Park home

 

The sound of hammers pounding nails will soon cease at 1440 Modoc Ave. in Menlo Park. Habitat for Humanity said it's putting the finishing touches on its latest home.

Communications Director Jennifer Doettling said the group started construction in March after buying the foreclosed property as part of its neighborhood revitalization program. The prospective owner is "working on her sweat equity," according to Ms. Doettling.

Habitat for Humanity received a $500,000 matching grant from Menlo Park last year to buy and renovate five bank-owned homes in Belle Haven. In addition, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church contributed $150,000 to a fundraising effort that yielded more than $1.5 million in program support.

— Sandy Brundage

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