GI Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build successful

Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 7:48 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity’s last day for the annual Blitz Build was on Friday. It’s an event where several local home builders and sub-contractors come together to build a house in five days.

“I can’t thank all of the sub-contractors and suppliers enough for all they’ve done and our lead contractors,” GI Habitat for Humanity Director Dana Jelinek said. “They’ve given up so much time and been so generous with us. I’m so grateful.”

The Habitat for Humanity said this last week went smoothly and they were way ahead of schedule. They are grateful to the 39 businesses and 125 people total who sacrificed their time to help.

“These contractors don’t need anymore work let alone to pull off their paying jobs that they aren’t getting paid for but everyone has done it,” said GI Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Construction Manager Amos Anson.

The family receiving the home did 500 hours of sweat equity and went through extensive probing to get it. They will have to pay a monthly mortgage to habitat interest free.

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