Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity donates three acres to help the homeless

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity held a press conference Thursday morning to announce the donation of almost three acres of land to SEACH, or the Southeast Alabama Coalition for Homelessness.

“To be involved and to be able to contribute to a population that is a little different that our standard population reaching out to is a true blessing, and there’s no better people to partner with than Kody at The Harbor and Ken at 2-1-1,” Board Chairman Josh Chapman said.

The Harbor and other ministries in Dothan have always had open connections to the homeless population but now, with October being deemed Homeless Connect Month, it has brought more attention to the homeless community and how the city can help.

“To be able to put people together that share the same goals, the same values, with the ultimate goal of transitioning out of homelessness to put people in there on the same property and for SEACH to have that property and be able to oversee it, it’s absolutely wonderful,” Harbor Executive Director Kody Kirchhoff said.

The Harbor and the other ministries are looking forward to continuing their work with Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity but realize there is still a ways to go.

“So it’s exciting but I’m also the type of person that says okay that’s one more step what’s the next one let’s go do it,” Kirchhoff said.

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