Habitat for Humanity’s St. George home dedicated for a mom and her 6-year-old by Christmas

Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah's 18th family house project for Tia Muhlestein
The Muhlestein family house, St. George, Utah, Oct. 31, 2012 | Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah

ST. GEORGE – Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah is pleased to announce the selection of their next homeowner partner, Tia Muhlestein.

The organization’s Family Selection Committee reviewed many applications, evaluating each based on the ability to repay a zero percent mortgage loan, willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity, and level of need for safe and stable housing. Muhlestein was eventually selected to be the 18th homeowner partner in Washington County.

Tia and Rylee Muhlestein, St. George, Utah, Oct. 31, 2012 | Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah

A previously owned home at 208 North 2040 East in St. George is being rehabilitated by Habitat for Humanity with generous contributions from numerous local businesses and individuals and volunteer labor by the Muhlestein family and members of the community. Muhlestein and her 6-year-old daughter Rylee are looking forward to having a home to call their own this holiday season.

The public is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony for this home on Nov. 7 starting at 6 p.m. The ceremony will include remarks from Habitat for Humanity personnel, the Muhlestein family and City of St. George councilman Gil Almquist.

For more information about the work of Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah, to donate materials, services, funds or to volunteer, please contact them at 435-674-7669 or habitat@ifox.com

Event details and contact information

Date: Nov. 7

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: 208 North 2040 East, St. George

Admission: Free

Contact: Melissa Ann Santora – 435-256-2543

Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah's 18th family house project for Tia Muhlestein
The Muhlestein family house, St. George, Utah, Oct. 31, 2012 | Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah

Submitted by: Melissa Ann Santora, Director of Community Engagement, Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah

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2 Comments

  • Laurie Hafen November 4, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Such a wonderful gift to a very hard working single mom and her sweet little one….

  • Shannon November 4, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Awesome Tia! You deserve it!

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