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Woman becomes new homeowner in Elkton thanks to Habitat for Humanity

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Posted at 2:03 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 14:03:41-05

ELKTON  — A woman became a new homeowner in Elkton thanks to Habitat for Humanity.

Ruby Simon, the newest Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna homeowner, symbolically received her house keys during a virtual home dedication ceremony on February 19.

The dedication of 238 W Main Street, Elkton, was made through a video conference call between the staff and Board members of Habitat Susquehanna; and, Ruby, her family and her friends.

Due to the pandemic, the original plans were to hold the ceremony as a Facebook Live event in the home with only Ruby and her daughter, Amanda, and three Habitat Susquehanna staff members in attendance.

However, inclement weather prevented the attendees from traveling on the day of the event so it was changed to a video conference call and posted to Habitat Susquehanna’s Facebook page for public viewing.

When she goes to settlement, Ruby will become the 114th Habitat Susquehanna homeowner since the organization was established in 1993.