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Mayor Sarno Joins Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity House Dedication Ceremony

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined with the Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity (GSHFH) Executive Director Aime Giroux, GSHFH Board President Anne Eisenmen, and GSHFH Family Services Manager Deborah O’Mara, along with the Lead Pastor at Calvary’s Love Church Reverend Juan Feliciano, and the Toto Mikango family for a house dedication ceremony today.

The house being dedicated at 175 Bloomfield Street is a newly built home as a result of the collaborative efforts between Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity and the City of Springfield through the city’s HOME funds.  TupaTupa Toto Mikango, his wife Faida Tausi, and their children are the proud homeowners of this newly built home.   

Mayor Sarno states, “This family has worked so hard, after overcoming so much, and it is truly heart-warming to see the Toto Mikango family achieve their dream of owning a safe and decent home. After making the incredibly difficult choice to leave their war-torn home-country, the Toto Mikango’s have devoted countless “sweat equity” hours to help build this beautiful new house and establish themselves here in their new community. I am proud to welcome this beautiful family to our city.

I am also proud to stand partnership with Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity. My administration and I have been long time partners with Habitat for Humanity.  I cannot say enough about this program, which brings a number of volunteers and generosity from businesses, including sweet equity from the homeowner, which all goes to make for a stronger street and neighborhood with the new families coming in.”

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