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Libby hospital employees donate to local Habitat for Humanity
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
August 9, 2011

On July 29, 2011, the employees at St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital once again teamed up to support an important local not-for-profit organization. Habitat for Humanity was the recipient of $366.00 donated by the employees for their monthly jeans day. The administration at SJLH matched the employee contribution, bringing the total donation up to $732.00.

Kootenai Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. The local chapter began the affiliation process in 1993 and built the first house in the Kootenai Valley in 1996. "We are on schedule to build one house every other year," stated Susie Rice, KVP Habitat for Humanity Representative. "The house under construction right now is the 9th house weíve built; there are 3 in Troy and 6 in Libby."

"Habitat homes are not given to the homeowners. Each homeowner/partner family is carefully selected based on their need, their ability to repay the loan, and their willingness to partner with our affiliate," added Rice. "Each family puts in 500 hours of sweat equity as a Ďdown paymentí on their house, and they have a 20 Ė 30 year mortgage with our affiliate acting as the bank. The biggest bonus to being a Habitat homeowner is that no interest is charged on the loan!"

"SJLH has been a 17 year supporter of STOKR, which is our most important fundraiser each year. We appreciate this extra boost by the hospital employees choosing Habitat for Humanity as the recipient of the July Jeans Day," concluded Rice.

KC Hoyer, Marketing Manager at St. Johnís is proud of the employees. "I canít say enough about the people that I work with. They consistently give back to other worthy local not-for-profit organizations in our community. Donating this jeans day money to Habitat for Humanity is just one more way in which St. Johnís can partner with the communities that we serve."

Related Links:
www.sjlh.org St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital


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