Business and community donors with volunteers will allow Habitat for Humanity of Mason County to build its 23rd home — and first one in Belfair — this summer.

The local nonprofit housing group has chosen Mark Padgett and Leilani Wynne and their three children, Alan, 9, Loa, 8, and Jaden, 6, to be the first Habitat family in North Mason.  The family will help build their three-bedroom, one-bath home at Sand Hill on a piece of property that was donated to Habitat.  Building is expected to begin this summer.

Previous HFH homes have been built in the Shelton area, including the Timberlakes and Shorecrest communities.

The organization has begun its fundraising efforts to build the home. Costs of building a home include the hiring of licensed contractors for the heating, plumbing and electrical work, and purchasing the building materials that aren’t already donated. Habitat is able to build a home for around $60,000 in Mason County, depending on the size of the home and the building materials and services donated.

“We need Mason County residents and businesses help with this,” said Habitat board president Ed Murphy. We can’t carry out our mission to end poverty housing and homelessness for families in Mason County without the generosity of our people.”