Habitat for Humanity's Women Build group dedicated a new home in honor of the group's founding member, Nancy Muehling Saturday morning.
Muehling helped start the international program in 1996, and since then the all-women's building group has worked to help secure more than 1,600 homes for families in need. Board members and past and future Habitat for Humanity recipients were there to congratulate the Al-Haider family on their newest home.
More than 90 volunteers from Women Build worked throughout the summer to complete the project. Women from Lowes, Schneider Electric, Great Western Bank, Open Harvest, Ameritas, and State Farm picked up hammers and power tools to build the home. The program seeks to encourage women volunteers to further the home-building mission of Habitat for Humanity.
"The home was built with no profit and a lot of volunteer labor and donated materials went into it," said Women Build Volunteer Michele Williamson. "They'll purchase this home with a no-interest mortgage."
The Al-Haider family can officially move in next week after final touches have been made.