Talk radio host Clark Howard was in Tulsa to help dedicate a Habitat for Humanity home Saturday. Howard and volunteers from KRMG Radio helped raise the walls six weeks ago, and they returned to present the keys.
New homeowner Brittany Slaughter and Habitat volunteers had been working together to complete the home. As a Habitat home recipient, Slaughter was required to complete a homeowners program that includes a 60-hour money management class.
She will also repay a zero-interest mortgage, and the principal will be used to build future Tulsa Habitat homes.
Clark, who advises consumers on ways to save money and get out of debt, donated $35,000 toward the build, and KRMG and the local community raised the matching $35,000.
Burnett Siding, Thermal Windows, Harp Electric, Hahn Appliances, Anchor Paint, AAA All Pro Services, Riverview Sod, Sanders Nursery and Mullin Plumbing are some of the local businesses that joined to help with donations of materials and skilled labor.