Managing Editor
 Pike County Commissioners, Oct. 3rd, presented Habitat for Humanity of Pike County, PA with a check for $50,000. The money, distributed from the Affordable Housing Fund, aids the nonprofit organization’s quest to enable eligible residents to finally have a house of their own. Commissioner Chairman Richard Caridi said that the money is raised from the $2 fee the County collects from recording deeds. Mike Donlon, Habitat Board member and Volunteer Coordinator, received the gift on behalf of the organization. He reported that Habitat is presently working on their 19th home, which is located in Pocono Mountain Lake Estates. Their partner family receiving the home includes parents and their five children. The septic system has been installed and drilling the well was to start that day. In addition to building homes, volunteers for Habitat for Humanity in Pike County construct handicapped accessible ramps for residents in need. Eligibility requirements are the same as with the homes. The recipient for a ramp pays Habitat back for the cost of materials on a five year payment plan. This year they have built three ramps. Two have been for disabled veterans, who could not come home from the hospital until a ramp was put in. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Pike County, PA, call (570)828-1623 or visit online at The Pike County Commissioners meet on the first and third Wednesday at 9 a.m., in the County Administration Building on Broad Street.