The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Lifestyles

July 10, 2014

Iowa American helps out Habitat

CLINTON — Habitat for Humanity recently received assistance from an area water company.

Iowa American Water and members of its Utility Workers Union of America, Local 526, partnered with Habitat for Humanity recently to run a new water service line for a home that is under construction. All materials for the project were donated by the company, and Local 526 members donated their labor to complete the job.

The home is being built at 338 S. 19th Place in Clinton.

Iowa American Water Operations Superintendent Gerry Freudenberg was proud of his team’s effort on the project.

“Our union members were very supportive and didn’t hesitate to volunteer their time on this worthwhile community endeavor that will ultimately provide the dream of home ownership to a family in our community,” Freudenberg said.

As part of the project, a service line and curb stop were installed and a tap on the water main was completed. The value of donation, including materials and labor, is estimated at approximately $1,000.

Art Ollie, chairman of the construction committee for Clinton County Habitat for Humanity, said the group appreciated the assistance.

“The economic value of the contribution is wonderful in itself, but the timeliness of the work made it possible for us to proceed with concrete work and maintain our construction schedule,” Ollie said. “It is such support and cooperation that makes the work of Habitat for Humanity possible.”

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