Women unite to build homes for low-income families
Habitat for Humanity aids Ethiopian ex-Pat, fire-ravaged domicile
Besides building new homes, Habitat for Humanity is also helping a family rebuild the home they lost in a fire four years ago.
Rustie Larsen said the only thing left of their house was the bearing walls. For the last year and a half, the family has been living in a trailer parked in their driveway while they attempt to rebuild their home.
They've done a lot of the work themselves, but Larsen said after a while, "the money was just running dry."
Living in the trailer has been hard for the Larsens, especially in the winters when she said the temperature doesn't get above 55 degrees.
"When someone moves, the whole trailer moves," she said. "There is no privacy."
A friend of the Larsens contacted Habitat for Humanity and arranged for them to get help. In working with Habitat, Larsen said she can't express enough thanks. "It's nice to have someone in your corner."
The family is expected to move into their repaired and "better than before" home at the end of June.
"You don't realize what having a home means until you don't have one," she said.
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