LEWISTON – Months of work by volunteers will culminate at 2 p.m. Saturday when Androscoggin Habitat for Humanity dedicates a new house at 144 Golder Road.

All members of the community are invited to take part in the ceremony, which will include introducing the new homeowners – Abrahim A. Ghaleb and his wife Nimo O. Jama, said President Sunni Jenkins. The owners were chosen by a selection committee from among more than 60 applicants. The family includes a daughter and three sons, one of whom is severely handicapped.

Mayor Laurent F. Gilbert Sr. will speak. The Rev. Marian E. Marks, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Auburn, will give an invocation. Guests will include Tara Allain, who is Miss Maine 2007 and a supporter of Habitat for Humanity work. Gifts will be presented to the homeowners.

Volunteers, including the family, have been working since May to build the four-bedroom house, which is the 14th built by Androscoggin Habitat since 1989. Androscoggin Habitat is giving the family an interest-free mortgage for the property. Money to cover construction costs came from special projects, including a golf tournament, and donations from individuals and businesses in the community.


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