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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 12:00 am

Special to The Explorer

Through a partnership with the Catholic Daughters, Habitat for Humanity Tucson plans to begin construction on its second home in Marana with a wall-raising event on Saturday, Feb. 20.

The house will become a home in eight to 10 months to the Pottenger family: Harumi Pottenger, a single mother, and her six children ages nine to 19. Harumi will complete 200 hours helping to build their home, a basic tenet of Habitat for Humanity. The family will also repay a no-interest mortgage over a period of 25 years.

The Catholic Daughters have donated the $85,000 sponsorship needed to finance the build. The home lot was provided through a partnership with the Town of Marana.

"The Marana community has shown great enthusiasm and support of Habitat in Marana," said Michael McDonald, Habitat for Humanity Tucson executive director. "We are excited to continue to expand our reach into the area and to be helping another local Marana resident achieve the dream of homeownership."

Anyone interested in participating in the construction of the Marana Builds Habitat home is asked to visit"> to learn more about volunteering and to schedule a day to build before coming to the site.

Wall-raising is planned from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. that Saturday. The building site is located at the corner of Moore and Hester in Marana.

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