Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Home In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls family got the keys to their new home today, thanks to the efforts of Sioux Falls students and Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

The home was built by CTE Academy students and in June, moved to the lot in the 66-hundred block of West 5th Street. A few construction workers from KDLT News also stopped by to help out habitat volunteers.

New homeowner Walle Dida and her three daughters say they are excited to move in. Her son Bikila, who attends college in Southwest Minnesota, also helped build the house for his family.

“When you’re building it and you know where everything is and you know how to build it, or just in case anything happens, you can say”oh yeah we fixed that” and this is how they did it. So it’s kind of like a life experience you know, you learn a lot from that,” said Bikila.

More than 160 habitat volunteers put in nearly 1,500 hours of work on the Dida’s new home.

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