Lexmark dedicates 19th Habitat for Humanity house in Lexington

IMG_7615A Lexington family has realized their dream of owning a home thanks to the passionate work of some 125 Lexmark volunteers.

Employees, retirees and their families collectively volunteered approximately 1,800 hours to build the Habitat for Humanity house over the course of about seven weekends. This week Lexmark dedicated the house, handing the keys to Juan Cervantes, his wife, Leticia, and their three children.

“Building the home with the Cervantes family was a great experience for all of the Lexmark volunteers,” said Pete Mendel, Design Center manager and longtime Habitat volunteer. “The family worked extremely hard and created a special bond with all of us. They are so excited to have a home and we are thrilled to help make their dream come true.”

Cervantes, a horse groomer and caretaker at Winstar Farms, and his family moved to the U.S. about 13 years ago.

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The Cervantes home is Lexmark’s 19th Habitat for Humanity build in Lexington. Last year Habitat for Humanity celebrated its 25th anniversary in Lexington, recognizing Lexmark as the only local company that has sponsored Habitat uninterrupted.

“The dedicated volunteers from Lexmark build an excellent home of the highest quality,” Mendel said.

Click here to view photos from this year’s build.