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Habitat for Humanity home nears completion in Fairdale

Donations found Fairdale resident Deena Schell, this time in the form of
windows from Andersen Windows.

A seven-man crew installed six windows and a sliding glass door within a few hours on the morning of June 24. Piece by piece, the Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County home on White Street is coming together, started first by Hines Lumber, which provided the lumber and much of the building supplies.

When the EF-4 tornado – with winds up to 200 mph – struck Fairdale about 7:15 p.m. April 9, 2015, the Schell family home was lifted from its foundation and destroyed. The family has been living in Kingston.

Schell, a single mother who works at Oak Crest Retirement Center in DeKalb, hopes the three-bedroom ranch home that she’s helped build will be ready for her and daughters Haleigh, 14, and Calli, 12, to move into by August. She’ll even get to keep her old address – 32493 White St.

“I cannot wait,” Schell said. “I’m so excited – this has always been home, always will be home.”

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