YPC Partners with Habitat for Humanity on September Build Day
GREATER DES MOINES – The Young Professionals Connection is partnering with the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity on a September build day.
“We need to recruit at least 20 volunteers,” said YPC Charitable Committee Chair Lacy Brunnette, noting that helpers will be busied with a variety of tasks, such as painting and landscaping, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18.
The build day, which will take place between Southeast 10th and Southeast 11th streets, south of Murray Street near Des Moines’ Historic East Village, is part of Habitat 20/10, a 20-day effort to turn an abandoned field on the southeast side of Des Moines into ten Habitat homes.
“This blitz build will bring the Des Moines community together in the common goal of creating good-looking, affordable houses that will both impact the neighborhood and the homebuyer families,” said Jenna Nathan, GDM Habitat’s Outreach Manager.
“This will be a great way to get YPC members involved with community efforts,” Brunnette said, adding that volunteers for the Sept. 18 build day will receive a free swag bag and a team t-shirt. Lunch will be provided and volunteers are encouraged to bring a water bottle.
GDM Habitat will utilize more than 3,000 volunteers in the effort to help 10 families achieve their dream of homeownership and add more than $1 million in affordable housing to the under-developed neighborhood. The project will begin Sept. 13 and will wrap up on Oct. 2 with a dedication ceremony.
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