Hobby Lobby, Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity dedicate the first home in Carney built for family displace by May tornado

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OKLAHOMA CITY – On Thursday Dec, 19, the Knox family will celebrate an early Christmas as they take possession of their new home during a dedication ceremony. Jeremy and Jessica Knox, with their four sons, are receiving the keys to the first Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity home built for a family affected by the tornadoes in Carney.

Hobby Lobby provided the funding for the home. Countless volunteers and the family provided manpower.

The Knoxes lost their home May 19 when an EF3 tornado tore through Carney. The residents will be on hand for the dedication, along with representatives and volunteers from Central Oklahoma Habitat.

Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity stands ready to build as many as 400 homes over the next three to five years for families impacted by the May tornadoes. Central Oklahoma Habitat is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that provides affordable housing for hardworking families with limited income.