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Wells Fargo Foundation donates $15,000 for work on Habitat for Humanity home

Published 9:07am Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Updated 11:09am Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A new Habitat for Humanity house at 110 Lydia Lane received a boost from the Wells Fargo Foundation.

Local Market President Phil Frederick presented a check for $15,000 to Carole Larson of the Fergus Falls Area Habitat for Humanity Affiliate Sept. 5, to continue work on the new home. This home is being built for Chuck and Sally Evrist.

Chuck is a retired Master Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy. All of Fergus Habitat’s larger projects in 2013 are being completed for veterans. This house is still in need of volunteers in order to meet the Nov. 1 completion goal.

A number of churches have supported this project as Apostle’s Build participants. Churches not only helped raise $25,000 towards the construction of the house but have also provided many of the volunteers. But more volunteers are needed in the coming days. The group works from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day but Sunday.

Volunteers should call 218-282-0139 to check with Craig if Habitat is building that day. The group does not work when there is a “heat index” or heat advisory. That has happened a couple of times these last couple of weeks.

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