'Breaking Ground' For Charity
by Laura Monteverdi, Reporter
May 16, 2013 9:55 PM
All over Sioux Falls, new homes are being built and sold for profit, but one home in particular is being constructed and sold for charity.
On Thursday, the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire held an official groundbreaking ceremony for a spec home being built as part of a special fundraiser.
The sale of the home will benefit the Care Foundation which gives tools to local schools and scholarships to students going into trades. Donations made by members of the Home Builders Association made the build possible.
"This is one of those things that we can afford to do much more, as far as give out the scholarships and tools. We're just really excited about it,” said Home Builders Association President, Kevin Zomermaand.
The construction project is the largest fundraising project conducted by the Care Foundation.
The Home Builders Association hopes to have the house finished by September to feature in the Parade of Homes.