HABITAT HOME: Company’s 5,000th Build In Metro

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A metro business is celebrating their company’s 5,000th Habitat for Humanity home.

The newest home is in the 1300 block of East 16th street.

Wells Fargo employees started volunteering to building homes for habitat for humanity back in 1993.

Over the years, the effort has expanded across the country.

In all, more than 192-thousand people have volunteered to build or renovate homes.

In Des Moines alone, volunteers helped build 72 homes.

But Wells Fargo workers say it’s not about the numbers.

“At the end of the day this is about getting people into homes, an expression of the American dream,” says Kimberly Jackson.

The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has donated more than $2-million to the Habitat effort over 20 years.