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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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