Thursday, June 21, 2007

RVers Build Habitat Home In Iowa

Washington County, Iowa -- Larry Humm left Washington the first time as a fifth grader in the early 1950s when his father moved the family to New York. On Monday, he came back to help build this year's Habitat for Humanity house.

A member of the Habitat Care-A-Vanner team, Humm and his wife, Dotti, both of Brockport, N.Y., are the Care-A-Van leaders for the Washington build. Today both were at the Habitat construction site with the other four members of their team. Volunteers, this year, come from Wooster, Ohio, Naperville, Ill. and one member who is a full-time RVer, Bill Kleinegger, lists his residency as "N.E. Where."

The Care-A-Vanners are members of Habitat for Humanity International who travel by RV to Habitat building sites to aid in the construction of the houses. Each year in Washington one low-income family is selected to be a recipient of a Habitat house. Volunteers who donate labor and sometimes materials to the project build the house. At the end of the project, the new owner, who is required to have put many hours in helping to build the house, will get a low-interest mortgage.
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