HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: New Garage Built For Family

A metro family will thank a group of generous volunteers for their help building a new garage. 

Volunteers with habitat for humanity gathered bright and early this morning to help build a garage. 

The city of West Des Moines  gave habitat the land at 124 1st Street, but the city code requires all new homes have a garage. 

The problem is that habitat only builds homes, not garages. 

The volunteers didn't want the project to fall through due to this ordinance so they pitched in by donating the supplies and building the structure. 

City Council Member Kevin Trevillyan says without people donating their time today, the project would have come out of tax payer dollars.

“The city council decided to authorize up to $13,000 to have somebody build a garage, and I didn't think that was a good use of taxpayers’ money so I took the project on myself to get the labor and materials donated,” says Trevillyan.

Habitat hopes to begin building the house next fall.  Once the home is under construction they'll select the home's new owner.

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