Volunteers rebuild home in heart of Flint - WNEM TV 5

Volunteers rebuild home in heart of Flint

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People across Mid-Michigan are tightening their tool belts to help the less fortunate.

It’s all in an effort to help Lowe’s and the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity rebuild a home in the heart of Flint.

“It’s a great project for women build week because there’s plenty of stuff to do,” said Greg Hull, development director for Habitat for Humanity.

The rundown home in Flint is being renovated and converted into a duplex for low-income families.

It’s all part of Habitat for Humanity’s restoration project in the Grand Traverse Neighborhood, which they say truly helps to make a difference.

“The numbers really show that working in specific neighborhoods to maximize impact really helps,” Hull said.

The home could be used to house single mothers in the area without the financial means to support their families.

“A lot of our homeowners are single mothers and that’s a big part of habitat’s program, is getting families and mothers into homeownership positions,” said Jacques Doucet, volunteer coordinator.

For anyone interested in volunteering or helping out, Habitat for Humanity said all volunteers are welcome.

“We’re very used to volunteers who’ve never touched a tool before. And within a few minutes, they’re on the construction site doing things they never thought they’d be doing,” Doucet said.

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