Habitat for Humanity is in need of volunteers

AUSTIN, Minn. – There’s a big need for Habitat for Humanity volunteers in Freeborn and Mower County.

The non-profit organization is helping the Achouth family in Austin. They are creating a four-bedroom home that is energy efficient, and considerably larger than their current living conditions. The family’s current living quarters are considered to be substandard, which made them perfect candidates for a Habitat home.

However, the home can only be a success if there are committed volunteers behind the effort. On Tuesday morning, a number of volunteers came out to work on the project. However, Brigitte Campbell, the director of the organization tells us they are going to need a lot more help to get the house complete.

Campbell says the community can support the cause in a couple of different ways. One way is to get their hands dirty, and help out with the construction. Or they can help fund the project.

“We currently have resources to build this one house,” Campbell explains. “We still have a little bit of a funding gap for this house that we would like to fill.”

Habitat for Humanity is also working on starting a project for a family in Freeborn County. Campbell tells us that any funds that come in will help support both efforts and both families.

Volunteers can report to the Achouth house at 812 12th Ave. SE in Austin. Monetary donations can either be made online, or sent directly to the Freeborn/Mower County Habitat for Humanity location in Austin.

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