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Habitat for Humanity Partners with Franklin County Redevelopment Authority

Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County is pleased to announce a partnership with the Franklin County Redevelopment Authority. Volunteers have begun rehabbing the existing house located at 231 Highland Ave in Waynesboro, PA. The home, recently purchased by Habitat, was made possible in part from a grant from the Redevelopment Authority in the amount of $40,000. The gift follows months of discussion and searching for just the right property. “Habitat began rehabbing existing homes in 2010 and we perceive this as fixing two problems at once.” notes Mark D. Story – Community Engagement Director for Habitat. He continues, “We express profound gratitude to the FCRDA for this partnership. Their support allows us to fast-forward this project and serve another hard-working family from the community.” Due to the extensive remodeling required, it is anticipated that the work will take a full 12 months thus providing plentiful volunteer opportunities. Patrick E. Fleagle, FCRDA board member and Waynesboro resident stated, “We are proud to partner with Habitat For Humanity of Franklin County and we look forward to continued support for this project in the Borough of Waynesboro.”

Homes Built on Partnerships

Habitat homes are true partnerships. It takes our entire community to build a house. The family that will be purchasing the home will invest more than 300 hours of “Sweat Equity” working on the house and other projects alongside the volunteers. Habitat for Humanity brings people together and builds Homes, Communities, and Hope, but more than a home, we build Strength, Stability, and Self-reliance.

About Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County: HFHFC was formed in 1994 and to date volunteers have built or rehabbed 52 homes in Franklin County. These homes are sold at no profit to moderate income families in Franklin County and financed with a zero % interest loan. This helps to achieve our vision of “A world where everyone has a decent place to live” and ensures there is adequate affordable housing stock in Franklin County for everyone to live, work, worship, and play. To learn how you can make a difference in our local community through Habitat contact the office at or 717-267-1899. The office is located at 1502 Lincoln Way East in Chambersburg.


Tammy Annette Robinson 1964-2024

For the past years, Tammy helped take care of her mother. She enjoyed watching game shows and listening to contemporary Christian music.

Robert William Gordon 1947-2024

Born August 18, 1947, a son of the late Merrill R. and Goldie E. Kotzmoyer Gordon, Bob liked to hunt and fish, and loved spending time with his family.

Janice Mae Keller 1938-2024

Janice always enjoyed shopping trips with her children and always used that opportunity to stop at her favorite restaurant, Olive Garden.

Ethel R. Smith 1935-2024

Ethel was a very loving and caring woman. She will always be remembered and cherished as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Sharon M. Matthews 1951-2024

Sharon enjoyed game shows on TV, mostly Wheel of Fortune. She also liked watching the Food Network and talk about what they made.

Ralph V. Foltz 1928-2024

Ralph enjoyed hunting, telling stories, and traveling around the United States on bus trips, alongside his wife Lois.

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The Franklin County Free Press, established by Vicky Taylor in 2019, emerged as a beacon of local journalism for the residents of Franklin County. Under Vicky's leadership, it quickly became an essential source of news, particularly at a time when major newspaper publications were increasingly overlooking local coverage.

On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

Rooted in the heart of Franklin County and powered by its residents, the Franklin County Free Press continues to bridge the gap, ensuring that the local stories, events, and issues that matter most to the community remain in the spotlight.