Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers for housing project

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WENATCHEE – Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers for its current triplex build project on 931 Methow Street.  They are working Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Work is needed on drywall, flooring, painting and landscaping. The units will hopefully be finished in the fall.

“We have some projects going on in the exterior that we could use some help with,” said Natalie Narby, Executive Director. “Individuals or groups of anywhere from 10 – 15 is a good amount, so we’d love to have people come out and help. It definitely helps keep our cost down and helps move things along faster for us.”

Volunteers do not need to be skilled; anyone can help. There is a construction manager that will help train volunteers.

The triplex is Habitat for Humanity’s only project this year. To date, since the affiliate started in to 1990, they have built 57 homes in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee.

A few years ago the Wenatchee High School Interact Club decided to raise money to sponsor a house for Habitat for Humanity. This took longer than they thought but they raised over $50,000 and one of the units of the triplex is designated as their specific project. They have worked with the Rotary Club and have helped on Saturdays.

Wenatchee Resident Milagro Tello will be moving into one of the units when it is finished. She first heard about Habitat for Humanity through her neighbor who is living in one of the houses built by the organization. Tello is currently living in a crowded two-room apartment with her two children and grandson and is helping with the project.

“I do as much as I can like cleaning up, organizing things for them to make it a little bit easier for them to move around and [I] do what they need me to do,” said Tello.

To volunteer contact Volunteer Coordinator Ruth Dagg at (509) 860-3368.