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Habitat for Humanity Volunteers to Build Six Homes

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 The challenge is to build six new homes for families in need between March 1 and May 20th. The homes will be constructed in the Legacy Trails Subdivision, a community built by Habitat for Humanity, which is located in northern Springfield. Tommy Hawkins, Volunteer Coordinator with Habitat for Humanity in Springfield, says the organization still needs nearly 750 volunteers to complete the build.

“The nice thing about volunteering with Habitat is [that] we take volunteers of all different skill levels. You don’t have to have been doing construction for the past 30-50 years; if you know what a hammer is you can come out and build homes,” Hawkins says.

Hawkins says volunteers need to be at least 14 years old to do things like landscaping, and at least 16 years old to do actual construction. Any volunteers under 18 years old need to have parental consent. If you’re interested in volunteering, you can call 829-4001.  

For KSMU News, I’m Brittany Donnellan