Habitat for Humanity committee sought
Published: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
Since Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976, more than 500,000 houses have been built for families in need. The Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate with Habitat for Humanity International, has permanently housed over 300 families in the Black Hills area. In order to help even more area residents, Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity plans to create a Southern Hills committee which will select candidates for habitat houses, find volunteers and much more.
“We have a committee in the Northern Hills and we want to establish one in the Southern Hills so we can increase involvement and support in the program and get the message out about the program,” said Randy Creasman with Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity, which was founded in 1991. “We’re based out of Rapid City so we’re not always aware of people in need in other cities. That’s why we want to establish a committee to look for candidates and volunteers and build more homes in the Southern Hills.“
The bulk of homes built in the Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity are in Rapid City, mainly in the northern part of town. Two homes have been built in Custer.
“We try to build in other areas in the Black Hills, but the problem is we don’t have enough volunteers,” Creasman said. “I hope these committees can help with recruiting and funding. We also need the committee to find people who would qualify for homes.”
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