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Family ready for ‘fresh start’ with new house from Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Amber Stricklen is used to helping others, now it’s her turn. The single mom has been raising four kids and holding down a full-time job. After a devastating year, she’s about to help build a new Habitat for Humanity home.

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Central Oklahoma Habitat For Humanity Dedicates 900th Home

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MOORE, OKLA (October 12, 2017) – Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity (COHFH) celebrates the dedication of its 900th home build at 2 p.m., today, October 12. During the home dedication, COHFH CEO & Chairman Ann Felton Gilliland will give the house keys to future Habitat homeowner and single mother Annette Henderson and her three children.

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Central Oklahoma Habitat Honors Deceased U.S. Army Veteran for Largest Donation in Organization’s History

Honoring America’s Warriors’ Honor Guard to conduct his memorial at Legacy Estates addition

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 29, 2017) – Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity (COHFH) will honor and memorialize deceased U.S. Army retiree Sergeant 1st Class E7, Stephen Florentz in a special ceremony at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 29, at the Legacy Estates addition in Oklahoma City. Florentz made the single largest donation in COHFH’s history. Through a trust, Florentz left the non-profit his home and $2.25 million dollars.

“Stephen Florentz’s gift will not only build 25 homes at Legacy Estates, it will forever change the lives of 25 hardworking families,” said Ann Felton Gilliland, CEO & Chairman of Central Oklahoma Habitat. “Words cannot express how grateful we are for this tremendous gift.”

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OKC Non-Profits Partner to Build Homes for Veterans

Oklahoma City, OK (November 24, 2015)  Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity (COHFH) and Honoring America’s Warriors have partnered to build up to 25 homes for veterans in the Oklahoma City area.  The two non-profits will pool resources to provide opportunities for new home ownership for veterans who qualify based on HUD income requirements.  Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity wanted to meet the needs of veterans who deal with the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life, and who are on a limited income.  The program is called “Homes for Warriors”.