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Dear Editor,

I try to read "Jerry's Ink" every week. I especially like the column about "events" and weddings on the weekends during the summer. I was hoping that Jerry, without leaving his lovely home, might be able to help our local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, which will soon be out of business, unless we can find a building lot on which to construct a small, efficient home for a local family. Perhaps Jerry can make a few phone calls on our behalf, as he probably knows many people who might be able to help us. Through our fundraising efforts, and with the aid of a generous donor (who would also build houses with HFH), HFH can pay $75,000 (stop laughing) for a build-able lot. The rest of the value can be taken as a tax deduction to HFH. This is the highest amount we can offer, since we must keep the cost of the house under $165,000 with a 30 year interest-free mortgage. Our family income range is $35,000-$45,000 to become an HFH partnering family (they help build the house as a "downpayment"). The only way these families can achieve home ownership is through Habitat as they are not eligible for a traditional mortgage. Please keep in mind that HFH Peconic is the local chapter of HFH International. If you can help, please contact us directly at www.hfhpeconic.org. My number is 537-2371 x12. I am on the board of directors and handle all of the paperwork for our chapter. This organization is run by local volunteers. We would greatly appreciate any help that Jerry and/or others can offer.

DEIDRE A. HERZOG
June 13, 2006

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