Maple Grove generosity on display at Habitat for Humanity build
A Maple Grove family is turning an old tennis court into something special for an immigrant family, whose loved one fought in a foreign war.
Eagle Lake is the perfect spot for boaters and homeowners who want a lake front view.
“Our kids enjoyed being on the lake, and we think theirs will, too,” said homeowner Roger Grimm.
He wasn’t using some of his prime property, so he donated a portion to Habitat for Humanity.
“I got tired of mowing the other half, so I decided to give it to habitat,” said Grimm.
Great River Energy Volunteers Work more than 500 Hours
On Thursday, volunteers with Great River Energy were busy putting up drywall. They also insulated the attic. So far, 70 volunteers have put in over 500 hours on the project.
“It’s good for us to get out in the community too, and get our hands dirty a little bit,” said Great River Energy Volunteer Dick Pursley.
But they really don’t mind the work. This one story rambler, partial basement home is going to an injured war hero, his wife, and 5 children. And since dad is in a wheelchair, the home will have special features to accommodate his needs.
“We’ve got ramping in the front, we’ve also go ramping for poor weather in the garage. So, when he gets out of his car he doesn’t have to go out in the elements,” explained Habitat for Humanity Supervisor Tony Beckstrom.
There’s plenty of space for the kids to run around– four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
When this home is done, the immigrant family will be able to live the American dream of home ownership.
The home is affordable for the family because most of the work is done by volunteers, with donated supplies from Home Depot in Brooklyn Park. The veteran will also put in sweat equity.
The family is expected to move in by the Fall.