Habitat for Humanity builds another home for family

Marilin Woods and her daughter Genesps became the recipients of a new home this morning thanks to Habitat for Humanity.

The house at 216 26th Street in Columbus took five weeks to build. Winn-Dixie and Kellogg's helped get the house built. Money raised totaled $50,000.

In a six week promotion that ended June 5, Winn-Dixie customers had the chance to contribute to the Woods' home. Each time store customers purchased two of any Kellogg's Eggo, Kashi, Sunshine or Murray products, Kellogg's donated 25 cents to help fund construction of the home.

This is the eighth home Winn-Dixie and Kellogg's have partnered to build with Habitat for Humanity.

The companies surprised the family by buying a washer-dryer for them and stocking the pantry with food.

Besides a $500 down payment, each family is required to put 300 hours of "sweat equity" into its building.