EL DORADO — El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity will hold its second annual Hoe Down event at Burke Junction in Cameron Park on Aug. 20.
Admission to the Hoe Down for Habitat is free and provides many activities for kids including train rides, magicians and an Old Wild West Gun Fight. The event will also bring back the BBQ Rib Showdown Rib Cook-Off. Channel 13’s Dave Bender will be the host of this event.
Burke Junction is located at 3300 Coach Lane in Cameron Park. Gates open at 4 p.m. with activities running until 10.
El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity affiliate founded in 1998 and was formed as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International serving El Dorado County. Its mission is to create successful homeownership opportunities for families with limited incomes by building sustainable housing and revitalizing neighborhoods.
Proceeds from this event will help fund future building projects in El Dorado County and will help the EDCHFH to provide affordable housing to families in need. Owning a home seems out of reach for many Americans, however Habitat helps by offering no-interest loans to those who have completed 500 hours of sweat equity on their own home or other homes.
Currently, the El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity affiliate has plans to build four units in Cameron Park. One family has already been selected for one of these homes and they are anxious to begin working their 500 hours. Steve Castagnetta, director and chair for the Hoe Down event, said, “It feels good to give back to the community and I’m hoping our Hoe Down fundraiser will bring in the necessary monies to help build these homes in the area.”
Since its founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 300,000 houses, providing shelter for more than 1 million people in nearly 90 countries around the world. A new Habitat house is completed somewhere in the world every 21 minutes.