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City Officials to Join Home-Building Effort

City officials will trade their suits and briefcases for jeans and tool belts when they join with families and volunteers April 25 to start building eight Habitat for Humanity homes in Irvine.

The homes will be on Tortuga Street, near Paseo Westpark and Warner Avenue.

Irvine Mayor Christina L. Shea will be among officials volunteering their time.

“The city of Irvine has always supported affordable housing and we are very pleased to participate with so many Irvine businesses and community groups in creating home ownership opportunities for the families on Tortuga Street,” Shea said. Among their duties, the volunteers will help to install and check the plumbing, heating and electrical systems.

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Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is a nonprofit, ecumenical housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing worldwide. The group in October celebrated the completion of its 63rd Habitat for Humanity home in Orange County. Information: (714) 895-4331.


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