Women Spearhead Habitat Rehab


A Habitat for Humanity project is in full swing near 48th and Maple. It’s part of the goal to build or renovate 50 homes by the end of the year.

Women are doing most of the renovating at this project. It will take months to renovate a house for a family from Burma.

Since it's an old home, built in 1925, Habitat is widening all of the doorways to allow for wheelchairs.

Organizers say that seeing the vision is difficult.

Habitat’s Mona McGregor said, “You walk in and it doesn't look very nice like today. But when you get done, it's so gratifying. With these older houses, you hate to see them torn down. So we're kind of keeping the integrity of the neighborhood when we keep a house as it is."

Friday is the official kickoff of the Women's Build. Mayor Jean Stothert is expected to be on hand and organizers say they plan to give her a hammer.


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