Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on new home

JASPER — Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County board members, public officials and volunteers joined the future Habitat homeowner’s family and friends to ceremonially break ground on a new home along Birk Drive in Jasper Saturday afternoon.

This will be the eighteenth home built in Dubois County over Habitat’s 25 year’s history and the first in Jasper in several years. This particular home will be built through a new partnership with Patoka Valley School Cooperative and Vincennes University-Jasper allowing area high students to get a hands-on joint build process with Habitat volunteers and school instructors. Right now, Habitat expects to finish up the project in January or February.

Volunteers of all skill levels are encouraged to join in some capacity, whether it be on a construction site, through fundraising efforts or at the organization’s ReStore located near the Dubois County 4-H fairgrounds. For more information or to support the build, please call Executive Director Michael Richard at 812-704-8441 or michael@duboishabitat.org.

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