DENTON — Tuckahoe Habitat for Humanity members and the community joined the Rojas family Thursday, May 23, to celebrate the completion of the organization’s newest home in Denton.

The home, built for the Rojas family, is located at 213 North 5th Street in Denton. The family has already moved into the home.

“We are so thankful for this day,” Denton Church of Free Seventh-Day Adventist Pastor Terrence Nichols said during his invocation during a short ceremony. “We are thankful for Habitat Humanity and all the work they do in our community. We are thankful for all the people gathered here today as we celebrate this home for the Rojas family. We ask that you bless this home where children can grow up to be successful members of our community.”

Tuckahoe Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing organization started in 1994, dedicated to building simple, decent, affordable homes, and to repairing and upgrading homes for low-income families in Caroline and Queen Anne’s Counties, in partnership with churches, organizations, citizens and business communities. Tuchahoe Habitat has completed nearly 20 homes new homes thus far.

“We are here today to welcome the Rojas family into their new home,” Tuckahoe Habitat board member Ray Spradling said. “I hope you live here for many years in good health with much happiness. We are very grateful to make this house a home for the Rojas family.”

Spradling commended project construction manager John Piposzar and the town of Denton for helping with the project.

“John you had a lot to do to get us here,” he said. “None of this would be possible without the partnership with the town of Denton. The town has done wonderful things. We are doing wonderful things together. We hope there are more wonderful things to come.”

Spradling also thanked the North Caroline High School and Salisbury University students for helping build the home over the past year, along with the Women’s Build groups.

Tuckahoe Habitat President Andrew Hanson said the project success was a community effort.

“We are just building one home at a time to revitalize the community,” he said. “Thank you to all the people and groups that help build this home for the Rojas family.”

Denton Town Manager Don Mulrine also attended the ceremony. He thanked the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and DHCD Secretary Kenneth Holt for assisting with grants and donations to then project.

“Secretary Holt is a firm believe of this program,” Mulrine said.

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