Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity to dedicate duplex May 16

  • Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity will dedicate this duplex at 829-831 Grove St. in Aurora with a virtual ceremony on Sunday, May 16.

    Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity will dedicate this duplex at 829-831 Grove St. in Aurora with a virtual ceremony on Sunday, May 16. Courtesy of Al Benson

Updated 5/12/2021 12:09 PM

Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity will virtually dedicate its latest project, a duplex at 829-831 Grove St. in Aurora, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16.

The public is invited to attend remotely on Zoom. Find the Zoom link on


Participating will be the new homeowners, the Nibitanga and Afghanzada families of Aurora, with Habitat officials and volunteers. The program will include a virtual walk-through and presentation of a ceremonial house key and housewarming gifts to the future homeowners.

Groundbreaking was in February. The project is Habitat's 66th since its founding in Aurora in 1988.

Oxford Bank and Trust of Oak Brook and Euclid Insurance Services in Itasca have pledged $300,000 to the project. Other donors of services and supplies include Custom Installations, Saint-Gobain, Home Depot, Ferguson, Studio 41, AAA Door Teks, Mom & Sons and 84 Lumber.

Call (630) 206-5038, email or visit for more information.

Founded in 1988, Fox Valley Habitat is a nondenominational Christian housing ministry based at Genesis Community Church in Montgomery. In addition to church offices, Habitat maintains a warehouse at 250 S. Highland Ave. in Aurora. Since its inception, Fox Valley Habitat has partnered with 69 families in Aurora, North Aurora and Montgomery to provide new or upgraded affordable housing.

Fox Valley Habitat is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an international Christian housing ministry. Founded in 1976 as a grass-roots effort, Habitat for Humanity is driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live.

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The Christian affordable housing organization has grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home.

Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Volunteers and donations are needed to continue the housing ministry.

Call (630) 859-3333 for more information.

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