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Updated: 03/23/2014 08:00:01AM

Partner families’ smiles the key

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Pictured are Roger Miller, an attorney at the Farr Law Firm; Trish Bellois, director of finance for Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity; and Mark Kissinger, who closed on his Habitat home last week.

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“Seeing the smile on a partner family’s face when they are handed the keys to their new home is the most rewarding part of my job,” said Shelly Kunz, family services coordinator for Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity.

Last week, Mark Kissinger and his two children, Lilyana, 2 1⁄2, and Logan, 1, were one of three families who received keys to their new home. Mark is an assistant manager for a local liquor store whose family was living in a small, one-bedroom rental and constantly battling the intrusion of wasps, ants, rodents and utility bills over $200 per month. After working through his financial challenges, Mark was approved for homeownership.

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