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Habitat For Humanity Springs Back to Life in Grand forks

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  The Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity Program is back in operation after a 3-year hiatus, following funding problems.

  The new home is going up on the north side of University Park. The basement and foundation were finished last year. The house will be completed this summer.

Kyle Kosior, Habitat for Humanity: "Typical process is that families will apply for Habitat Housing. We go through a selection process and then once the family is selected we sort of build the house for that family."

  The recipient of the home is a single mother of three. She'll have to contribute hundreds of hours helping to build the house and fund raising. She'll have to do that after finishing her day job as a nurse for Sandford Clinic.

Andria Ruud, Grand Forks: "It was tough to start all over again, after my husband passed away. So, this is very… we're honored, but so deserving for my kids after such a tragedy of losing their Dad."

   Ruud will also pay the zero-percent interest mortgage for the property, which is expected to be valued at $180,000. However, donations of materials and volunteer labor are expected to bring the actual price tag down to $100,000.

Jenna Solem, Volunteer: "I work for Minnkota Power and we have a group of us, that when we can we signup and join in to help build a house."

  So, is you have any extra time this summer and would like to help… they're looking for volunteers.


  You can find out more about the project and how to help by clicking here.

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