World's 1st Habitat Left-Handers Build Begins 8-09-2010 - WNEM TV 5

World's 1st Habitat Left-Handers Build Begins 8-09-2010

Work is already under way on the world's first left-handers and friends Habitat for Humanity build going on right now in Saginaw.
The event not only helps a family, but it is also meant to raise awareness for left-handed builders who normally have to work with right-handed tools.
Officials are looking to have 50 percent of the expected 200 volunteers be left-handed.
“I’m hoping we’ll get a lot of left-handers out here to help us,” said Pastor David Birnbaum, with the Grace Lutheran Church. “We’re not excluding right-handers, however, come on out here and us left-handers will teach you the right way to build a house!”
When it’s completed, the residence will be home to a single mom and her children, Habitat officials said.
TV5 anchor Sam Merrill, who is a south-paw, will be one of the celebrity left-handers helping out with the build, which runs through Aug. 27.
A bowling fundraiser will also be held Tuesday at State Lanes in Saginaw Township from 7 p.m. until midnight.
Saginaw Habitat for Humanity said it has built or renovated 156 houses since its founding in 1987.
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