(Alexandria, MN) Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County and the Alexandria Area High School are thrilled to announce their new partnership called the Cardinal Build. Students in the EMTNR Academy CAPS class will spend their class time helping build a Habitat home in Alexandria this fall. Not only do students learn valuable trade skills, but a local homebuyer is able to purchase an affordable home to ultimately become a homeowner. Habitat Construction Manager, Randy Hansen, shared “This is an exciting partnership! It’s a great opportunity for the students to have a hands on experience learning construction skills and at the same time learning the enjoyment of serving others.”

Construction on this home begins October 21, 2019 at 1118 Irving Street in Alexandria. A Blessing of the Build will be held at 4 pm that day to celebrate the beginning of this partnership as well as the beginning of construction for the homebuyer, Mary.

Cardinal fans welcome! This project is a terrific opportunity for individuals, groups and businesses to share their commitment to community engagement and education by visibly supporting the school as well as Habitat. Community members are encouraged to volunteer side-by-side with the AAHS students and the Habitat homebuyer for this fabulous opportunity. There are a few volunteer spots still available! Visit the Habitat website to see the build calendar and open spots at hfhdouglascounty.org/get-involved/build-calendar or call Sara at 762-4255 to learn more.

About Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County

Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1997 and has built or renovated 84 houses throughout Douglas County. In addition, Habitat has served 82 international families through their tithe gifts.

Habitat homebuyers are selected according to established criteria: need for housing, ability to partner with Habitat and ability to pay. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build or renovate affordable housing. Homebuyers purchase the homes from Habitat with affordable mortgages. Volunteers provide most of the labor. Tax deductible donations of money, land and materials are provided by individuals, organizations, churches, foundations and businesses.

For more information on how to support Habitat or get involved contact the affiliate at 320.762.4255, e-mail at info@hfhdouglascounty.org or the website at www.hfhdouglascounty.org.