By Lauren Ebrahim / Tucson News Now intern
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Habitat for Humanity Tucson dedicated its newly renovated home this morning.
The building at 3501 N. Mountain Ave. includes new features like a community classroom, an open-concept, indoor bike storage, water cisterns, and air plants.
"This building represents more than just a new, more efficient office for our staff," Executive Director Michael McDonald said in a news release. "It represents our mission of improving homes, providing opportunities for home ownership, and turning investments into community assets. This building, our new home, represents our community and is a resource for our community."
The new place is a gift from the Margaret E. Mooney Foundation, and renovations came after a $2 million community capital campaign.
The William S. Anheiser Foundation gave the first donation of $500,000 last summer, and now the organization says it's only $56,000 from reaching its goal.
"We've seen an incredible amount of support from the community," McDonald said. "Our staff members pitched in $47,700 of their own money and our Board of Directors contributed a total of $116,000 toward the campaign."
The building was formerly used as a 1940's grocery store and most recently used as the costume-design workshop and office for the Arizona Opera.
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