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Habitat For Humanity Provides Ellsworth Family With New Home 

An Ellsworth family is now enjoying a brand new home thanks to the folks from Habitat for Humanity and a lot of help from their community.Close to 100 people gathered here in Ellsworth as Cory and Michelle Plaisted, along with their four children, got the chance to say thank you to their community who helped make this day possible. “It feels great just to be here,” says Cory Plaisted, “all the volunteers just in Ellsworth and in Faith and Community Fellowship coming together and with Habitat themselves coming into the process also it feels excellent.”Habitat for Humanity in Hancock county partners with families in need and provides them with the means to have a home of their own. Habitat has offered a 25 year interest free mortgage with payments the Plaisteds can afford. A group of eager volunteers and local businesses pitched in and took care of the rest.Jimmy Goodson is the Executive Director of the Hancock County Habitat for Humanity. “The family has pretty much moved out of untenable housing and into a marvelous home they can call their own.”It took around 18 months of fundraising and countless hours of work from volunteers around the area. Each member of the family was given a handmade quilt. The folks at Habitat for Humanity say they’re trying to provide 2 families in need per year with a new home. “The good news is we have lots of applications and families selected,” says Goodson, “the not quite so good news is we can’t provide houses for everyone.”The Plaisted’s understand and appreciate how fortunate they are. “I can’t say enough,” says Cory Plaisted, “to see the expressions on the kids faces. To see they actually have a room they can do whatever they want in. To be out of where we were before in a small cramped hotel room. To be into this big beautiful house that’s been presented to us. It feels great.”