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Fourth IC house chosen for Habitat for Humanity PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, September 03, 2013 2:51 PM

Several of the volunteers for Habitat for Humanity Menominee River congregate for a quick photo before working on the 100-year-old house at 508 W. Cayuga St. in Iron River.
IRON RIVER—Habitat for Humanity Menominee River (HFHMR) is excited to have a rehab project for their fourth house in Iron County. The house, at 508 W. Cayuga St. in Iron River, was donated by the family of Curly Verville to HFHMR in honor of Curly’s strong commitment to community programs in Iron River and the surrounding area. Habitat is maintaining the integrity of the structure and rehabilitating and modernizing the home for a prospective family.
The Iron County core construction crew, under the direction of Bill Pfeiffer, Iron County construction team leader, work each Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 100-year-old home.
In May, Lowe’s sponsored Habitat’s 4th annual National Women Build Week. HFHMR received a $5,000 gift card from Lowe’s, which was used to purchase tools. Women from Iron and Dickinson counties partnered with Lowe’s employees to participate in a deconstruction project on May 8, at 508 W. Cayuga St.
During the summer, two different groups of RV Care-A-Vanners worked on the house. RV Care-A-Vanners is a volunteer program for anyone who travels in a recreational vehicle and wants to build Habitat houses, include people of all ages, from all walks of life, who want to pick up a hammer and help change lives. In July, a group of seven RV Care-A-Vanners were in Iron Mountain working on a house build on Smith Street. With a free day in their schedule, they came to Iron River to join the Iron County core crew. In August, the RV Care-A-Vanners, Marilyn and Ray Dyck from Ontario, Canada arrived in Iron River to work on the Verville home for two weeks.
The Care-A-Vanners stayed at Iron River RV Park, patronized local businesses, and participated in recreational activities in the area during the two week build.
A spokesperson for the Habitat for Humanity Menominee River Affiliate said they are thankful for the support and help of the Iron County Chamber of Commerce, Iron River businesses and local volunteers.
If you would like to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Menominee River, call 906-779-5377 or email volunteer@habitatmr.com for more information.

 

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