Builders Blitz Building Dreams

Imagine living under a grass roof with no running water except when it rains. A family from Burma will not worry about that again thanks to the Habitat for Humanity's Builders Blitz at 23rd and Ames in North Omaha.

The family is among 10 families that will soon move into a new or updated home in a two-block stretch of 23rd street.

Nine builders and their crews volunteered for the blitz. The 10 houses will be done and ready for dedication on Father's Day in a little over a week.

The homeowner's son told us, “Yeah, it was a big dream for us to be a homeowner because we never own a home before."

Builder Jason Nihsen said, “It never ceases to amaze you when somebody gets behind a crew will just go help them out. It’s not one versus another. It's just so everybody gets done in a week."

It's not just framers who were hard at work Friday. A lot of concrete got poured.

Organizers say our recent rains won't slow down completion of all the homes.


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