WICHITA, Kan. (April 19, 2012) — The project that kicked-off Wichita Habitat for Humanity’s (WHFH) 2012 construction season is now complete. The home, sponsored by ICM, Inc., was completed in just 20 days thanks to the labor of company employees and community volunteers. This is the tenth home for which ICM has provided both volunteer labor and financial support. The finished home will be dedicated to the Clingerman-Draper family in a special home dedication ceremony including a ribbon-cutting, key presentation and house tour that will take place April 25th at 8:30 a.m. in Wichita Habitat for Humanity’s Stewart Village. Chris Mitchell, President of ICM, Inc. and company employees will be on hand at the event.
The home dedication marks the hard work that Latisha Clingerman-Draper put forth in order to sign her 20-year 0% mortgage, which included completing 250 hours of sweat equity, taking part in the construction of her home, and completing mandatory homebuyer education courses. “Latisha partnered with us in April of 2011, and although buying a home is stressful for any of us, Latisha stayed positive the whole year,” said Family Services Director, Shawna Dennett. “Raising children and working full-time is hard enough, but on top of that she worked her sweat equity and attended classes, all the while she was supportive and encouraging to the other partner families. We are so proud of the work she has done and excited that the day is almost here when she will finally have the keys to her own home!”
“Providing stability for my kids is the most important thing” said Clingerman-Draper. “Going to school with kids they will grow up with and forming long lasting friendships with neighborhood kids is something that I never had, but will be something that they will have a chance to experience thanks to us becoming homeowners. Thank you to ICM for sponsoring this home, it’s meant a lot to my family!”
Who: Wichita Habitat for Humanity and ICM, Inc.
What: Home Dedication Celebration
Where: 4405 South Victoria, Wichita, KS
When: Wednesday, April 25th at 8:30 a.m.
About ICM, Inc.
Established in 1995 and headquarter in Colwich, Kan., ICM, Inc. provided innovative technologies, solutions, and services to sustain agriculture and advance renewable energy, including food and feed technologies that will increase the supply of world protein. By providing proprietary process technology to 102 facilities with a combined production capacity of approximately 6.6 billion gallons of annual ethanol production, ICM has become a world leader in biorefining technology. The full-service provider also offers a comprehensive line of more than 100 products and services tailored to make biofuels productions more efficient and more profitable. ICM is further upholding its responsibility as an industry leader by heavily investing in the continued advancement of renewable energy technologies. In an effort to speed that advance, ICM has been conducting research and testing at its two state-of-the-art research facilities in Colwich and St. Joseph, MO, in conjunction with a growing list of strategic partners spanning multiple industries. For more information, visit icminc.com.
About Wichita Habitat for Humanity
Wichita Habitat for Humanity (WHFH), an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit Christian organization dedicated to building homes, communities, and hope. Habitat for Humanity brings together people with resources and people in need to build affordable houses. The houses are sold to those in need at no profit. Founded in 1986, WHFH has served 175 families in the Wichita community. For more information visit www.wichitahabitat.org
About Habitat for Humanity International Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 400,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than two million people.
For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit Habitat.org.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 121 Habitat Street Americus, GA 31709-3498 USA (800) 422-
For more information contact:
Ann M. Fox, Executive Director
Wichita Habitat for Humanity