KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Habitat For Humanity Breaks Ground For Homes



Bookmark and Share

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls has built over 100 homes since the organization began back in 1991. And on Monday the organization broke ground on two more houses the organization will be building in 2013.

With golden shovels in hand, volunteers, organizers with Habitat for Humanity and sponsors broke ground on two homes Monday.

“We are having a big ground breaking week for Habitat for Humanity of Sioux Falls. We are breaking ground on four new lots, for four new homes within the community over the summer, for four families to have a safe, stable decent home,” said Communications Relations Director for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls Niki Schillerstrom.

Schillerstrom said 77 families applied for the ten homes the organization will be building in 2013. One of those families is Daniel, his wife Mulu and their four children. Daniel is a refugee from Ethiopia and has been in South Dakota for seven years. For him and his family, being able be break ground on the lot where their new home’s foundation sits, means a new beginning.

“I'm very, very happy. I am looking forward to raising our kids in this new house. Habitat for Humanity gave us an opportunity to have it, and be able to raise my four children here,” said Daniel.

And for Schillerstrom, a simple shovel full of dirt means one more family in the Sioux Empire will soon be able to call a place of their own home.

“It's the first time that you have both the physical and human representation of this process. And it can be quite moving. It's a very symbolic day,” said Schillerstrom.

Families who receive homes from Habitat for Humanity have several requirements they must meet in order to get home. They must have a source of income to help buy some of the building supplies and they must also be able to pay their mortgage.

For more information on how you can help you can go to the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls website .
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Light Display Honors Deceased Husband  story with video

Decorating a home for the holidays has taken on a whole new meaning for a 75-year-old ...

SD Trying To Lure Lawyers Into Rural Practice

Federal grant money has long been available for doctors, nurses and ...

Shopping Rush May Continue Till Christmas Eve

The final weekend before Christmas is coming to a close, but the rush ...

Local Christmas Tree Farm Closed For Season  Dec. 21

Angel Tree Shines Light On Sioux Falls Agency  story with video  Dec. 21

Florida Police Officer Fatally Shot  Dec. 21

Firefighters To Give Toys To Hospitalized Children  Dec. 21

Woman Sentenced For Using Personal Data  Dec. 21

Freeman Nonprofit Explores $15M Arts Center  Dec. 21

USDA: SD Nov. Milk Production Increases  Dec. 21

SD Historical Society To Host NASA Webcast  Dec. 21

Officer Fatally Shoots Man In Rapid City  Dec. 21

MOA Officials 'Disappointed' With Protestors  Dec. 20

Reactions To Sony Cancelling, "The Interview"  story with video  Dec. 20

Last-Minute Holiday Shopping At Pop-Up Store  story with video  Dec. 20

Great Bear Reopens After Five-Day Shutdown  Dec. 20

Christmas Comes Early For Commuters  Dec. 20

2 NYC Cops Fatally Shot Inside Patrol Car  Dec. 20

4 Guns Confiscated At IA Airport This Year  Dec. 20

IA Flu Hospitalization Doubles In Recent Weeks  Dec. 20

KDLT News Archive
     

Last-Minute Holiday Shopping At Pop-Up Store  story with video

With only five days until Christmas, this weekend ...

Man Gets 2 Years For Unregistered Firearm

A federal judge in South Dakota has sentenced a California ...

Local Christmas Tree Farm Closed For Season

If you still don't have a Christmas tree, you might ...

Police Brutality Protestors At Mall Of America  Dec. 20

2 NYC Cops Fatally Shot Inside Patrol Car  Dec. 20

Reactions To Sony Cancelling, "The Interview"  story with video  Dec. 20

MOA Officials 'Disappointed' With Protestors  Dec. 20

Rapid City Man Killed In 3 Vehicle Crash  Dec. 20

KDLT News Archive
     

Comeback Coyotes Win At Montana  story with video

MISSOULA, Mont. —Tyler Larson scored six of his team-high 15 points in ...

USD Tops North Dakota For 7th Straight Win  story with video

VERMILLION, S. D.   --  The South Dakota women's ...

Jacks Work Overtime For Dramatic Win At Utah State  story with video

LOGAN, UT --  The SDSU men's basketball team worked ...

Jacks Down Utah State To Win World Vision Classic  story with video  Dec. 21

PENTAGON CLASSIC: O'Gorman Tops Western Christian, Washington Falls  story with video  Dec. 20

O'Gorman Boys Bounce Back Against Watertown  story with video  Dec. 20

Moorhead Wins High Scoring Affair With Northern  story with video  Dec. 20

Roosevelt Rally Falls Short At Pentagon Classic  story with video  Dec. 20

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top