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Local Habitat For Humanity Chapter Looking For Help With Its Latest Build

Mon 11-2-2020

(Milford)-- The Northwest Iowa Corridor Habitat for Humanity is looking to complete work soon on its latest build in the area. Mary Thunehorst of the local habitat chapter tells KUOO news the partner family and several volunteers have been working around various impediments to try to get the home ready so it can be turned over to the family...Mary Thunehorst01 

"We've run into some roadblocks. You know, the COVID and just some of the heat we had this summer, it fell on weekends and most of  the time we have our volunteers working, so we are a bit behind. We'd like to get it done for the homeowner before too much longer, we get into winter here."

Thunehorst says as a result they're looking for volunteers who could help out with various types of construction work...Mary Thunehorst02 

"I believe there's a crew that's working on finishing the siding on it, we had to tear some off when we moved the building. They're I think needing some help building like the deck stairs to get into the home, and finish work inside in the kitchen and I believe they've got the basement all framed up, so possibly some wall work there. It's not a huge amount. You know, the finishing touches. The house was given to us and we're just trying to make it fit the new owner."

Thunehorst says their goal is to have the house ready for occupancy by Christmas. It's located at 1307 8th Street in Milford. Anyone who would like to help out should call 712-363-3479 or email northwestiowahabitat@gmail.com. You can also find more information on their Facebook page.

Thunehorst says they're also grateful to the Dickinson County Endowment Fund, which donated $7,500 to help out with the project.