Habitat for Humanity house showing progress

Build Week
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - What started out as a concrete slab just 7 days ago is now looking more like a home.

The Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jonesboro is nearing the end of their build week.

"Saturday last week it was just the slab foundation," said Micheal Sullivan, the group's executive director. "We had several volunteers that have signed up. We had teachers out here, administrators, students working side-by-side hammering nails in and raising those walls."

Sullivan thanked more than 100 volunteers from local businesses and the community for their loyalty and help.

"The community has pulled together to make this week possible and to help bring home ownership possible to one more family in Jonesboro," Sullivan said.

Not only did volunteers play a role in helping a family in need, they learned some lifelong skills.

"We are so excited," he said. "The week has played out perfectly, as planned. The weather has held up. It's a good feeling not only to be able to help someone else but to teach these volunteers how to do basic building. They've learned a lot."

The house, which sits in the 1000-block of West Monroe, is expected to be complete in 6 months.

Habitat for Humanity has not revealed the family who will live in the home yet.

"This election committee made up of volunteers is in the final process now," Sullivan said. "We hope to reveal that in about four weeks."

Sullivan hopes the community continues to donate so more families can have a place to call home.

If you want to give to the organization, visit their website here.

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