The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

November 9, 2012

Newest Habitat for Humanity house to be ready soon


Herald Staff Report

CLINTON — This holiday season will be made very special to one family in Clinton due to the hard work, dedication and generosity of volunteers from Habitat for Humanity Clinton County.

Work is progressing on completion of the Michelle Donahue family Habitat home at 111 29th Ave. North in Clinton.  It is planned that the family will move in by Christmas, and they couldn’t be happier.    

Art Ollie, Habitat board member and volunteer, stated,  “The hard work of the volunteers has kept us on track to get the Donahue family moved in by Christmas.  The donations of time, talent, materials and God’s blessings have enabled us to continue our work.”  

The local Habitat for Humanity organization has a group of volunteers that works on the building of each home.  It takes about 3,200 hours of volunteer labor to complete a Habitat home.   Work usually takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays and lasts for approximately six months.  

In keeping with the upcoming holiday season, the local Habitat organization has developed a Wish List.  The items on this list will help to make volunteers’ work go more smoothly.  That list includes  5-gallon water jugs; EZ Up awnings to provide shade for workers; a hammer drill; sledge hammers; a plate compactor; a chalk line; and a 12-foot to 24-foot construction trailer.  The items need not be new but must be in good condition.  

For more information, to volunteer or to donate, call the Habitat office at 242-4494 or  email clintoncountyiowahabitat@yahoo.com.   Visit the website at www.clintoncountyhabitat.com to learn more.