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Businesses help with Habitat home
Sep 21, 2012 - From staff reports
Volunteers from Wells Fargo, the Riverton Police Department and Brunton Outdoor Group have been donating construction labor on the Habitat for Humanity home at 1307 E. Jackson Ave. in Riverton.
On a cool late summer morning Wells Fargo volunteers from the Riverton branch came together to work on the latest Habitat for Humanity house. Wells Fargo Housing Foundation donated $15,000 for this latest project being constructed on the old Riverton Hospital site.
The home is being built for a single mother and her three children. The house will be roughly 1,200 square feet and is 65 percent completed. The estimated completion date is Nov. 1, just in time for the family to enjoy the holidays in their new home.
Wells Fargo volunteers spent the morning installing insulation in the walls of the home.
The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has stewarded more than $100 million and 4.5 million team member volunteer hours in support of creating affordable housing and community revitalization programs.
Riverton Police Department
In recognition of Patriot's Day, the RPD scheduled a day of work on the Habitat jobsite Monday, Sept. 10.
The group volunteered to work beside the Habitat homeowner Leona Heibert, her brother Samuel, hre father, Russ, visiting from New Mexico and a number of Habitat volunteers who lined up to supervise the day's work. The groups came together with the goal to sheetrock the house, which is scheduled for a Nov. 1 completion date.
While most of the police volunteers were inside the house installing the ceiling, Leona, friends and family were out in the yard painting pre-primed siding to be installed in the next few weeks.
On the jobsite for the day were Riverton Police Chief Mike Broadhead, Police Captain C. T. Smith, Detective Sgt. Julie Matthews, Sgt. Todd Byerly, Detective Jason Cox, Detective Mike Phillips and Officer Anthony Armstrong. Habitat homeowner Leona Heibert, several friends and family members, Dave Case of Upright Construction and Jay Rodewald acted as supervisors.
Leona Heibert is required to complete 500 hours of "sweat equity" to qualify for her occupation of the home.
Brunton Outdoor Group
Brunton Outdoor Group had 17 volunteers on work on the house for the day. Habitat had planned for the group to construct the interior walls of the house and install DOW blue board insulation to the exterior of the house.
Lunch was donated by the Subway at 900 W. Main St. in Riverton. The crew foreman for the day was Jay Rodewald of Rodewald Construction and Design of Riverton. Rodewald had past experience working with Habitat and was a good teacher for the group.
The volunteers were organized into two separate crews to accomplish the day's goals.