Habitat for Humanity helps a North Iowa family with a new home

Habitat for Humanity helps a North Iowa family with a new home Photo: Habitat for Humanity North Central Iowa.

Created: August 02, 2020 12:15 AM

(ABC 6 News) --  A north Iowa family is celebrating their new home thanks to Habitat for Humanity of North Central Iowa. 

Habitat for Humanity of North Central Iowa celebrated the completion of their 51st Habitat house in north Iowa, located at 1080 Grove Avenue in Garner, IA.

Family and friends of Mara Bierbrodt-Gayken and her children, as well as the Habitat Board of Directors, key volunteers, and staff celebrated during a small gathering on July 30th. 

This home was sponsored by the sales generated in the ReStore, as well as generous donations from the City of Garner, Winnebago Industries, Iowa Mold Tooling, Midwest Construction, Crown Point Builders, and Grieman Construction.

The Bierbrodt-Gayken family has completed their required hours of “sweat equity” to build the house, and they are excited to move into the home at the beginning of August. Mara works as a Job Developer at 43 North Iowa and has five children ranging from 5 to 14 years old.

Habitat volunteers and staff are currently renovating two homes in Mason City, and hope to begin another homeownership project later this year in Mason City. Habitat also has a home repair program and installs aluminum modular ramps throughout Habitat’s six-county service area. To inquire about volunteering, to make a donation, to apply for housing assistance, or to get more information about Habitat for Humanity or the ReStore, call (641) 424-8978 or visit the website at www.habitatnci.org.

ReStore location at 517 First Street NW in Mason City. The store is open every Tuesday through Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm, and Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm.

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