Local Family Gives Thanks for a Little More This Year


As the holidays are quickly approaching, one Ohio County family has a little more to be thankful for Monday as a groundbreaking was held on Wheeling Island for a new home to be built for a deserving family.

Michelle Poole and her three daughters were at the lot on Wheeling Island where their brand new house will soon come together with the help of the community.

They were chosen as the latest family to receive a home built by Habitat for Humanity in conjunction with The House of the Carpenter. Monday, community members and everyone involved in the project came to the lot for a quick blessing and a ceremonial groundbreaking. 

Mom, Michelle Poole, said home ownership has always seemed like a distant dream that is now becoming a reality, “It’s wonderful, it’s such an exciting feeling to finally become a home owner. I didn’t think that we would get chosen, out of all of the families in need and for us to be the family selected that’s a great honor and I’m very appreciative of everyone who is involved in this,” said Poole.

Brenda Steiniger, Executive Director for the Ohio County Habitat for Humanity, said “Well we have a family selection committee and it’s based on need, and so she went through the whole process she was the chosen family.”

Members with the Ohio County Habitat for Humanity said they hope to have the house move-in ready come this Spring. If you would like to help get this family into their new home, you can contact the Ohio County Habitat For Humanity office by calling 304-233-0877. Organizers said they are in need of donation and volunteers to help complete the project.

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