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Published August 12, 2010, 09:36 PM

Future of RRV Habitat for Humanity Uncertain

Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity is facing a very uncertain future. There are no plans to build another house anytime soon because of little volunteer interest.

By: Meagan Millage, WDAZ

Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity is facing a very uncertain future.

Right now there are no plans to begin work on a new house in the Grand Forks area which would cause the affiliation with Habitat for Humanity to end.

They have plenty of volunteers to actually build the houses, but no one to help with the preliminary work like selecting a family, looking for locations, fundraising, and hiring contractors.

Habitat has seven empty committees waiting for volunteer help.

Libby Kathman has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for 12 years, and she says this is the lowest interest level she has seen.

"The biggest need that Habitat has is the actual people who will be either board members or committee members. People who help with what I call housekeeping tasks of getting a house prepared to be built," Kathman said.

There are only five board members now and Kathman says with more volunteers, Habitat for Humanity can once again begin plans to build a new home.

For information on committees and how to volunteer, go to www.rrvhabitat.org.

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