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Apache Mall to help Habitat for Humanity

Post-Bulletin staff

An event Friday at Apache Mall will kick off the mall’s three-year partnership with Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity.

Apache Mall will be working with Habitat for Humanity to raise awareness about people living in poverty and engage employees and customers to help build homes for them.

Community members may contribute to the organizations’ efforts Friday through Sunday by donating at the mall’s Family Portraits event.

A 5-by-5-foot frame of a house in the mall will display "paper families," representing the number of people in the community living in substandard housing.

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For a $1 donation, mall visitors may symbolically remove a family from the poor housing conditions and sign their name on a 2-by-4 piece of wood that will be used later to build a Habitat for Humanity home.

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