Mayor Don Wesely will participate in the "roof raising" of Lincoln's newest Habitat for Humanity house at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9 at 1608 West "C" Street. This is the second Habitat for Humanity house sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank in Lincoln, and about 20 bank employees will be working on the house.
"This outstanding program not only makes the dream of home ownership a reality for families, it also gives them new hope and a greater stake in the community," said Mayor Wesely. "We are fortunate to have such an active local Habitat affiliate and businesses like Wells Fargo which are willing to partner on these homebuilding projects."
Habitat for Humanity has built 60 homes in Lincoln since 1988. Habitat for Humanity International, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry that works with people of all faiths. Those in need of housing work side by side with the volunteers to build the homes. The organization has built more than 100,000 homes around the world since 1976.
The family that will own the newest Habitat home in Lincoln is Catrina and Danny Berk and their seven children.