Ching dedicates home to northeast Houston family

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by khou.com staff

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Posted on May 20, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Updated Friday, May 20 at 5:10 PM

HOUSTON—Dynamo forward Brian Ching helped dedicate a home to a northeast Houston family on Friday as part of The House That Ching Built program.

To build the green-upgraded home, located in the 8800 block of Sterlingshire, Ching helped raise $75,000. Through a partnership with Houston Habitat for Humanity and with the support of Dynamo Charities, the home was dedicated to Theresa Urbano and her two children.

"I would just like to thank everyone who has contributed to this project," Ching said. "It has been a true community effort and I am so happy for the Urbano family to finally have a place to call home. Theresa has worked hard for this house and I could not be happier for her and her family."

The home includes a 10-panel solar system for electricity generation, a solar-powered water heater and recycled cabinetry in both the kitchen and bathrooms. In addition to the green aspect of the house, one room of the house is Dynamo-themed featuring an orange wall, Dynamo curtains and bedspreads and a Ching poster.

"We are proud of Houston’s dedication to end poverty housing," said Algenita Scott Davis, Houston Habitat Executive Director. "When a committed housing advocate like Brian Ching steps up to build not only an affordable house, but one that is also green, we know that our mission is in-line with Houston’s needs and objectives."

 

 

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