Hammers, nails, and doors, oh my! Five Rapid City area Catholic churches worked on a Habitat for Humanity build Saturday morning.
Ben Doughty, the project manager, says volunteers have been working on this particular house since last November. The team took a break during the winter months, but have been working hard since March.
Saturday, volunteers put doors on the rooms and on the closets, making the house about 85% complete. Starting in August, the Catholic churches will be working on another house right next door.
Doughty says these houses make homes for those who can't afford to buy one on their own. "It's our intent to put these people in a home with a reasonable mortgage on it and help them take a step forward in life," said Doughty.
Aaron Kompire and his wife are scheduled to move in October 7. "Without all these people coming out helping, volunteering their time and all that, these houses would take forever," said Kompire.
Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity here: http://www.blackhillshabitat.org/get-involved/volunteerwithus