On Sunday, June 23, friends, family, community members and the Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity gathered on Belchertown Road in Amherst to celebrate the completion of the latest Habitat home - which Lesley Pinero and her children will be moving into soon. Lesley put in over 250 required "sweat equity hours" building the 2-story, 3 bedroom house alongside Habitat for Humanity volunteer build crews, all while working and going to school full time and raising 3 teenagers. She will now purchase the home with a no-interest mortgage. Through the donation of money, land, expertise and labor, Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity is able to build safe, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need.
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