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Bend Habitat for Humanity celebrates 100th home

By Aden Kruger
Published On: Nov 16 2012 07:45:26 PM CST

Habitat for Humanity hands out its 100th key to a deserving family in need of a home.

BEND, Ore. -

So far, 100 homes, built from the ground up in Bend -- and the 100th family is starting its life again.

On Friday, Amber Schmied and her 3-year-old daughter, Kassidie, celebrated the end of a two-year endeavor and a Bend Area Habitat for Humanity milestone by moving into their new home.

Habitat helps low-income families afford homes they normally wouldn't be able to buy.

Despite medical issues, Amber was there every step of the way.

A dedicated team of volunteers has been alongside Amber the entire time to make her dream come true.

Schmied says she's truly grateful.

"There's nothing I can really say other than 'thank you,'" she said. "Everything they've done is to give us this gift. and there's nothing I could ever say or do that can help them understand how much this means."

Since 1976, Habitat International has helped more than 500,000 families worldwide gain a new home, with "sweat equity," love and community.

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