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Welcome Home James & Alisha

 In September 2019, Coles County Habitat completed our 39th home for our newest family, James Dare, Alisha Quast, and their sweet children, Brody and Delanie. 


A special thanks goes out to our volunteers and construction site supervisors, Zach Whitley & Butch Thompson, for their incredible dedication in completing the home!  More than 100 volunteers worked over 1,700 hours on building this home!  


Along with Habitat's longtime loyal volunteers, dozens of new individuals signed up to volunteer and 6 groups including Charleston High School’s Habitat Chapter, Country Financial, EIU's Habitat Chapter, Home Depot, Mattoon Precision, and Wells Fargo Advisors.

Habitat extends our deepest gratitude to our sponsors for their significant financial contributions in supporting this build:

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$5,000

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We also want to recognize our generous donors who provided 

in-kind professional services &/or materials for the home:  

Roofing

Landscaping

Lighting

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Lighting

Landscaping

Lighting

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Landscaping

Landscaping

Landscaping

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Countertops

Tree Removal

Landscaping

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Appraisal

Tree Removal

Tree Removal

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Tree Removal

Tree Removal

Tree Removal

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Electrical

Electrical

Electrical

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 Finally, a warm thank you to Ida Cockrum & Rich Crackel for being James & Alisha's partner family support team.  

For more information on Habitat's work, please contact our office at 217-348-7063. 

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Our 39th Partner Family

 James Dare and Alisha Quast are our 39th partner family. James moved to Mattoon in 2010 and has been employed at Rural King for the past four years.  Alisha is a Mattoon native and is a stay at home mom.  James and Alisha have two beautiful children, their son Brody is 7 years old, and their daughter Delanie is 3 years old.   

James and Alisha were excited to build their new home and to get to know everyone at Habitat. Construction of their home began in April 2019 and finished in September.