Monday, January 24, 2011

Habitat for Humanity breaks ground for new Cape Girardeau home

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - The Cape Girardeau chapter of Habitat for Humanity held a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday for the construction of a house for a local family. Several volunteers, students, and members of Habitat for Humanity were in attendance at the event.

Jessica Cooper, the president of Habitat For Humanity's Cape Girardeau chapter, says that "Habitat For Humanity helps families who probably wouldn't be able to get a loan from a bank. We build a house at a more affordable cost for them, and they don't get the house for free, a lot of people get that confused. Their saying is 'It's not a hand out, it's a hand up.'"

The amount of time it takes to complete the house depends on the number of volunteers willing to help out. Habitat for Humanity will continue to accept those who wish to give their time and effort.

Daniel Rohr


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