AUBURN – The Wal-Mart Supercenter has given $1,000 to Androscoggin Habitat for Humanity to help buy materials for a new house.

The money represents matching funds for a pancake breakfast that Habitat volunteers served at St. Philip’s Church on May 1.

“This money will be a big help to us in buying materials for the house we plan to build this summer,” said Sally Belisle, Habitat chapter president. “We appreciate Wal-Mart’s assistance. It is an important part of the fund-raising that we will be doing over the coming weeks.”

The city of Lewiston has given Habitat an L-shaped corner lot at Rideout and Suncrest streets.

A Selection Committee is reviewing applications from families who would like to own the house. Families must be currently living in substandard housing, have an income to pay a Habitat-provided no-interest mortgage and be willing to help with the construction.

Donations to the building fund may be sent to Androscoggin Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 3041, Auburn, 04212.

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