40 veterans volunteer for Habitat Home remodel

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La Crosse, Wis. (WXOW) – Habitat for Humanity has a new initiative to help area veterans called Habitat for Heroes.

Part of that took place Thursday and Saturday with 40 veteran volunteers helping with a future Habitat home at 912 Avon Street. One of the goals is to give veterans a chance to develop skills through projects like that remodel and encourage more community connection-building.

While working on removing the home’s old siding, US Army veteran Tom Hundt reflected on why he volunteered for the project.

It just gives you a good feeling that someone will benefit,” Hundt said. “…a deserving individual.”

Ultimately, the next goal of the program is to begin a Habitat Home project in 2019 that will be built entirely by veterans for a veteran family.

“We’re just trying to show the community that we’re involving everybody,” Habitat’s construction manager Roger Embke said.

Sam Shilts

Sam Shilts

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