Habitat for Humanity Boyle County has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Danville Lions Club and Lions Club International for its latest project, the construction of a house for a deaf family.
The grant includes $9,000 from Lions Club International and a $1,000 match from the Danville club, said Richard McGuire, president.
The grant will be applied to the construction of a Habitat house being built on Duncan Hill in South Danville for Donald and Darah Turpin and their daughter.
"Lions Club International has a grant program specifically targeted for Habitat for Humanity houses for handicapped persons, and this Danville project for the deaf family certainly drew their attention," said McGuire, noting that the local Habitat organization's application was one of several for the grant. "This is the first local Habitat house for a handicapped family, and we're very pleased we can help with the project."
The local Lions Club has contributed funds to several Habitat for Humanity Boyle County houses over the years, but this is the first time it, along with the international club, has awarded a grant.