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Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity sells its 700th home to single mom

Home No. 700 was another major milestone for Central Oklahoma Habitat, founded in Oklahoma City in 1986. No. 600 was just in January 2011. On Wednesday, Ann Felton Gilliland, chairman and CEO, said it wouldn't be long before the charity builder reach 1,000 homes.
by Richard Mize Modified: April 10, 2013 at 10:28 pm •  Published: April 11, 2013

Home No. 700 was another major milestone for Central Oklahoma Habitat, founded in Oklahoma City on New Year's Eve, 1986. No. 600 was in January 2011. On Wednesday, Ann Felton Gilliland, chairman and CEO, said the charity builder would reach 1,000 homes “in the twinkling of an eye.”

Sumner received housewarming gifts. Chris Smith, teaching pastor at Yukon Church, prayed. Habitat board member Kelli Hayward led a litany. And Habitat volunteer Lila Hoover presented Sumner with a Bible and talked about the emotional connection that grows between volunteers and homebuyers.

“Today seems to be an emotional day for me because Lisa finally has her home,” Hoover said.

by Richard Mize
Real Estate Editor
Real estate editor Richard Mize has edited The Oklahoman's weekly residential real estate section and covered housing, commercial real estate, construction, development, finance and related business since 1999. From 1989 to 1999, he worked...
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