Habitat for Humanity expanding to West End

FORKS – The first Habitat for Humanity house in Forks is about to take shape.

String will mark the outline of the home-to-be during a ground breaking ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday at the corner of Fir and Elterich streets.

Construction will begin soon after, said Shele Kinkead, the coordinator of the Forks branch of Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County, and by fall, a four-bedroom home for Juan and Angelica Luna-Almazan and their four children is expected to be ready to be lived in.

“Our goal is to have it done by fall, praying that enough volunteers will be there and that financial support will come in,” said Kinkead, herself a volunteer, who added that the county Habitat organization would ensure that the Forks home is finished.

The home is planned as the first of nine small homes, each about 1,150 square feet.

The homes will front a road built by volunteers for the Habitat neighborhood. Maloney Lane is named for the late Maizie Doreen “Casey” Maloney, a supporter of the county Habitat organization who died at the age of 80 in 2004.

“It’s close to schools. It’s a nice location,” Kinkead said.

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