Habitat for Humanity is building a house for a family of 6

PEORIA Ill. (WMBD) — Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building homes for those in need.

On Thursday, Habitat for Humanity gathered its volunteers to meet in East Bluff to assemble the roof of a near-completed house.

The future owners currently reside in a one-bedroom house, where they house their six grandchildren. When complete, the family will move into their new home with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a basement.

Volunteer Jennifer Helms enjoys helping people and learning new skills that will be useful in everyday life.

“With learning a new skill. It’s always nice to give back to someone else then. So why not double down on it and learn how to use a hammer, lay siding, paint properly, or truss,” Helms said.

Construction Manager Drew Schultz acknowledged how difficult it is to build a house and how he tries to keep it fun for the volunteers.

“I try to make it fun. I mean, don’t get me wrong. It’s work. But we try to have a good time doing it because a lot of people take their time to come and volunteer. And it’s a blessing,” Schultz said.

Schultz has worked for Habitat for Humanity since 2015.

The house is expected to be completed in early December 2022.

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