Women's Build: For Sepeda FamilyEven though the week's been rainy, area volunteers are helping to build a home for a Grand Forks family.
Even though the week's been rainy, area volunteers are helping to build a home for a Grand Forks family. The Grand Forks branch of Habitat for Humanity is building their 23rd house in the Grand Forks Area.
The Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity is building a new house for the Sepeda family and they are anxious to move in.
Even though it may not be the best of conditions to build a house, the rain hasn't stopped the determination of volunteers at this Habitat For Humanity build in Grand Forks.
Teresa Meyer/Volunteer:"I was here before they started and it was just a flat slab now to see all the walls and part of the roof up its pretty awesome. "
It's a women's build project - with volunteers from Grand Forks Air Force Base, UND, and the city. Nail by nail, two by four... by five... by six, the house is taking shape. In just two weeks Anna Sepeda and her family could be living in the home.
Anna Sepeda/Receiving House:"I am very grateful and thankful and shocked I cant believe that this is going to be our house."
Dorette Kerian/RRV President:"There is really not a lot of family space no real playgrounds real close there and so she is very anxious to get into her own home here."
The Women's Build program challenges women to devote time to help eliminate poverty housing in their areas. For volunteers, it's a few days of rewarding work. For Sepeda and her family, it's the beginning of their new life.
Anna Sepeda/Receiving House: "They're really excited. They can't believe they are going to get a home. They obviously want a dog now for our house and they're very anxious to move in and stuff."
The new owners will have to pay the mortgage along with utilities.